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Envirionment

Pollution, Oil Pipelines and Spills

Vintage photos from the EPA reveal what America looked like before pollution was regulated http://read.bi/2xYnNtd

Leaked documents reveal counterterrorism tactics at Standing Rock https://interc.pt/2rrvl4R by @AlleenBrown @willparrishca @alicesperi

Cleanup efforts under way to remove thousands of gallons of oil following Ventura spill. http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-cleanup-oil-spill-ventura-20160624-snap-story.html

Climate Change

Just who are these 300 'scientists' telling Trump to burn the climate? | John Abraham https://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2017/feb/27/just-who-are-these-300-scientists-telling-trump-to-burn-the-climate

Outdoor outfitters can’t stay quiet on climate change. The industry is short-changing millions of visitors at a time when dialogue is needed. http://www.hcn.org/articles/the-wrong-quiet-in-the-outdoors

Vandalism of Parks and Petroglyphs

Graffiti damages petroglyph rock panel at Utah’s Capitol Reef National Park. http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/nation-and-world/graffiti-damages-petroglyph-rock-panel-utah-s-capitol-reef-national-park

Oroville Dam

Dam Worries Resurface After Oroville Scare http://www.enr.com/articles/42072-dam-worries-resurface-after-oroville-scare

Reconstruction begins at Oroville Dam. Will it be different this time? http://sacb.ee/9UnI

Oroville Dam update: Spillway releases curbed, even as atmospheric river looms http://sacb.ee/8UnN

Oroville Dam’s flood-control manual hasn’t been updated for half a century http://sacb.ee/8U65

Groundbreaking on the dam site occurred in May 1957. Governor Goodwin Knight Republican October 5, 1953 – January 5, 1959

Pat Brown Governor from January 5, 1959 – January 2, 1967 Democratic

On May 4, 1968, Oroville Dam was officially dedicated by the state of California. Among the notable figures present were California governor Ronald Reagan, January 2, 1967 – January 6, 1975 Republican

Arnold Schwarzenegger Governor from November 17, 2003 – January 3, 2011 Republican

Governor Jerry Brown, current, Democrat

On October 17, 2005 three environmental groups filed a motion with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission urging federal officials to require that the dam’s emergency spillway be armored with concrete, rather than remain as an earthen spillway and that it did not meet modern safety standards.

Shortly after 8:00 am on February 11, 2017, the auxiliary spillway began carrying water for the first time since the dam's construction in 1968. Evacuation of Oroville itself was not considered at that time, as officials stated that there was no threat to public safety. The flow topped out at 12,600 cu ft/s (360 m3/s), and the water flowed directly onto the earthen hillside below the the auxiliary spillway, as per design.

On February 12, 2017, an evacuation was ordered for those in low-lying areas along the Feather River Basin in Butte, Yuba and Sutter counties, due to an anticipated failure of the auxiliary spillway.[43] Specifically, erosion on the hillside was growing uphill toward the concrete lip of the auxiliary spillway, leading to fear it would collapse. A failure of the concrete top of the spillway would allow up to 30 feet (9 m) vertical of Lake Oroville through the gap in an uncontrolled deluge. The flow over the main spillway was increased to 100,000 cu ft/s (2,800 m3/s) to try to slow the erosion of the auxiliary spillway.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oroville_Dam

The Birth Of Oroville Dam: Construction During 1961 To 1968 - Education... https://youtu.be/WhQ1CyGjG48 via @YouTube

Sustainability

Cops hassle filmmakers flying drone near cattle feedlot http://boingboing.net/2016/09/13/cops-hassle-filmmakers-flying.html

Wildlife

Obama’s mixed impact on endangered species. The administration delisted more species, but ultimately weakened the act itself. http://www.hcn.org/issues/48.22/obamas-mixed-impact-on-endangered-species

Crops, herbicides, pesticides

This miracle weed killer was supposed to save farms. Instead, it’s devastating them. http://wapo.st/2gnLofO

Health and Medicine

antibiotic resistant bacteria

WHO names 12 bacteria that pose the greatest threat to human health https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/feb/27/world-health-organisation-12-antibiotic-resistant-bacteria-threat-human-health

vaccines

Four vaccine myths and where they came from http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/04/four-vaccine-myths-and-where-they-came

Behavior

Religion

General

Lawsuit accuses Irvine, LA police of ignoring animal-cruelty laws in connection to Jewish ritual http://www.dailynews.com/2017/09/13/lawsuit-accuses-irvine-la-police-of-ignoring-animal-cruelty-laws-in-connection-to-jewish-ritual/

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America’s Changing Religious Identity via @PRRIPoll https://www.prri.org/research/american-religious-landscape-christian-religiously-unaffiliated/

https://cbmw.org/nashville-statement

Satanist Makes Tucker Carlson Look Silly While Talking About Religion - http://go.shr.lc/2vtdUzt

Faith-based film studio funds replacement for destroyed state-house 10 Commandments statue http://www.salon.com/2017/07/10/pure-flix-ten-commandments-statue-arkansas-state-house-vandalized/

Peter Nothnagle: No evidence for a historical Jesus https://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2017/01/03/peter-nothnagle-no-evidence-for-a-historical-jesus/ via @Evolutionistrue

“FREEDOM” VS. “LIBERTY”: WHY RELIGIOUS CONSERVATIVES HAVE BEGUN TO FAVOR ONE OVER THE OTHER http://religiondispatches.org/freedom-vs-liberty-why-religious-conservatives-have-begun-to-favor-one-over-the-other/

When Does Praying In Public Make Others Uncomfortable? It’s often not when believers expect. http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/when-does-praying-in-public-make-others-uncomfortable/

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Why Americans Turn Their Backs On Religion. https://www.statista.com/chart/5626/why-americans-turn-their-backs-on-religion/

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'I'm not a Mormon': fresh 'mass resignation’ over anti-LGBT beliefs. Critics of the church’s anti-gay stance continue to leave en masse, and say the exodus will go on as long as the church alienates the queer community. The mass resignations include some Mormons who have become inactive in the church for years, but want to formally dissociate, in part to ensure that the LDS church no longer includes them in statistics and stops encouraging them to return. The church claims that it has more than 15.6 million members worldwide. I wanted to be off the rolls,” said Ivonna Earnest, 45, who resigned on Saturday. “I don’t want to be a selling point anymore.” https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/aug/15/mormon-church-lgbt-mass-resignation-protest-utah

Tenants of Satanism

  1. Live life based in Reality.
    1. Belief in science and Evolution.
    2. Belief in Climate Change.
    3. Do not believe in the supernatural or superstition.
  2. Healthcare is a right.
    1. Vaccines are safe and effective.
  3. Belief in a woman's right to choose abortion.
    1. Right of privacy between a Doctor and Patient.
    2. No waiting period for abortion.
    3. No State mandated instruction or information related to abortion.
  4. No Death Penalty.
  5. Complete separation of Church and State.
    1. No public displays of 10 Commandments.
    2. No prayers at public or private Government meetings or Court proceedings.
  6. There are seven fundamental tenets.
    1. One should strive to act with compassion and empathy towards all creatures in accordance with reason.
    2. The struggle for justice is an ongoing and necessary pursuit that should prevail over laws and institutions.
    3. One’s body is inviolable, subject to one’s own will alone.
    4. The freedoms of others should be respected, including the freedom to offend. To willfully and unjustly encroach upon the freedoms of another is to forgo your own.
    5. Beliefs should conform to our best scientific understanding of the world. We should take care never to distort scientific facts to fit our beliefs.
    6. People are fallible. If we make a mistake, we should do our best to rectify it and resolve any harm that may have been caused.
    7. Every tenet is a guiding principle designed to inspire nobility in action and thought. The spirit of compassion, wisdom, and justice should always prevail over the written or spoken word

Pornography

Anthony Burgess essay on pornography to be published https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/jun/20/anthony-burgess-essay-on-pornography-to-be-published

Alt Right

The state of hate in America https://usat.ly/2u7pqDj

What About the Terrorism of the Far Right? https://nyti.ms/2tN23Lc

Writings on Antisemitism https://spencersunshine.com/2017/06/04/writings-on-antisemitism/

The seeds of the alt.right were planted early - and deep - in our politics: George Michael http://s.pennlive.com/YWlvyQb

What Is The “Alt-Right”? A Guide To The White Nationalist Movement Now Leading Conservative Media. http://mediamatters.org/blog/2016/08/25/what-alt-right-guide-white-nationalist-movement-now-leading-conservative-media/212643

Racism

The path to Trump 2020 is paved with Democrats' racist accusations. White Middle Americans are sick of accusatory identity politics, and if the left doesn't stop, they'll do what needs to be done to stop it. https://usat.ly/2koJugw

Inside the anti-racist movement that brings the fight to white supremacists http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/04/anti-racist-antifa-tinley-park-five via @MotherJones

Officials condemn racist petition that circulated at school Kool Kids Klan http://www.wbaltv.com/article/officials-condemn-racist-petition-that-circulated-at-school/8572481

Bullying

My Evening with the Angry, Young, White Free Speech Crusaders Who Hate PC Culture http://www.vice.com/read/young-british-heritage-society-launch via @vice

Abortion

Analysis | GOP congressman repeatedly promoted antiabortion stance a week after reportedly telling mistress to get abortion http://wapo.st/2xWJvNs

Anti-abortion-rights activist found in contempt over videos. U.S. District Court Judge William Orrick said David Daleiden, a leader of the anti-abortion Center for Medical Progress, had violated the judge's injunction against releasing additional videos. Orrick ruled Daleiden's lawyers, former Los Angeles prosecutor Steve Cooley and Brentford Ferreira, had also violated his injunction. Ferreira said Monday they would appeal the judge's contempt ruling. http://sacb.ee/anK7

The Man Who Secretly Taped Planned Parenthood Could Be Going To Prison — Alongside His Criminal Lawyers https://www.buzzfeed.com/emaoconnor/the-man-who-secretly-taped-planned-parenthood-could-be

California prosecutors have turned the tables on Planned Parenthood's undercover video tormentors http://fw.to/i1gFqsW

Kellyanne Conway Worked for Alleged Anti-Abortion Felons http://nymag.com/thecut/2017/04/kellyanne-conway-worked-for-alleged-anti-abortion-felons.html?mid=twitter-share-thecut via @thecut

Pair Behind Planned Parenthood Sting Videos Charged in California http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/pair-behind-planned-parenthood-sting-videos-charged-california-n739841

A State-by-State List of the Lies Abortion Doctors Are Forced to Tell Women. https://broadly.vice.com/en_us/article/a-state-by-state-list-of-the-lies-abortion-doctors-are-forced-to-tell-women

Homelessness

El Cajon reaching out to homeless with police, social services combo http://fw.to/s6skTkC

Crime

El Cajon Police Shootings

Back story: One year later, why the shooting of Alfred Olango still resonates http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/public-safety/sd-me-back-olango-20170922-story.html

A year after Alfred Olango's death, local activists buck national 'law and order' tide http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/public-safety/sd-me-olango-20170912-story.html

San Diego federal judge denies El Cajon officer's attempt to dismiss lawsuit against him in Alfred Olango. U.S. District Judge Cynthia Bashant dismissed the city from the case, saying there was not enough evidence to argue that policies or specific decisions made by the Police Department contributed to Olango’s death... http://fw.to/gkwL13d

Already suing, El Cajon officer claims she faces harassment, retaliation. According to a complaint filed earlier this month with the state Department of Fair Employment and Housing, El Cajon police Sgt. Anthony Kolombatovic sent Officer Christine Greer numerous improper messages. Greer sent the texts to Chief Jeff Davis. Greer, who already is litigating a sexual-harassment case against the city of El Cajon and Officer Richard Gonsalves, alleges that she received no reply from the chief. “The fact another supervisor was willing to send Officer Greer another nude photo and then punish her when she complained reveals just how deeply ingrained sexual harassment and retaliation is at the El Cajon Police Department,” said attorney Daniel Gilleon, who represents the veteran officer. “It's clear that the city of El Cajon holds civil rights in low regard.” Police spokesman Lt. Robert Ransweiler declined to discuss the allegations, citing the existing lawsuit Greer filed last year. http://fw.to/wSzwSxW

'Cannot Tolerate Racism': Marchers on Alfred Olango and Police http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Marchers--418740243.html

Officer Won't Be Charged in Killing of Unstable Black Man http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/officer-charged-killing-unstable-black-man-44691493

El Cajon has paid nothing in police excessive force and civil-rights claims over past five years. A review of the legal claims filed against the Police Department during that time shows the city has not paid out any money to claimants or plaintiffs. The largest expense has come in legal costs to the city for handling the claims. That totals $438,836. The only significant police-related payout in recent years was made to one of the department’s own employees. Officer Christine Greer settled a sexual harassment lawsuit filed against Sgt. Richard Gonsalves for $90,000 last year. She said Gonsalves had sent her lewd photos and texts and made unwanted advances toward her. Gonsalves is also the officer who fatally shot Olango in the parking lot of a taco shop the afternoon of Sept. 27. http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/public-safety/sd-me-elcajon-claims-20161201-story.html

El Cajon police log 12 shootings in 10 years, one complaint last year. Those 12 shootings — five of which were fatal — give El Cajon the highest rate of shooting per 100,000 people of any law enforcement agency in the county, according to an analysis of police shootings by The San Diego Union-Tribune. http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/sd-me-officer-shootings-20161007-story.html

Former cop gives frame-by-frame analysis of El Cajon shooting video http://via.kswbtv.com/CPA9n via @fox5sandiego

March 2015 Police sgt. accused of harassment demoted. Citizens demanded Tuesday that the El Cajon City Council take stronger action against a police sergeant who was demoted after a female officer accused him of sexual harassment, but the city manager stood by his decision. Speakers claimed the recent allegations are a symptom of “institutionalized sexism” at the El Cajon Police Department and called for the officer to be fired or placed on administrative leave for the claims against him. “He shouldn’t have been demoted, he should have been fired,” said speaker Robert Clark. “There are thunderstorms ahead… you are going to lose this coming lawsuit.” Officer Christine Greer filed a lawsuit against the city and Richard Gonsalves, who is now an officer, at the beginning of the month. It claims Greer was the victim of “continuous unwanted sexual advances” by Gonsalves. In one instance, she claims she was “subjected to” a photograph of his genitals via text message. Other women were also harassed by Gonsalves, the lawsuit claims. http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/crime-courts-fire/sdut-el-cajon-police-sergeant-sexual-harassment-2015mar24-story.html

California police killed an unarmed, mentally ill black man after his sister asked them to help him videos http://fusion.net/story/351795/alfred-olango-shooting-el-cajon/

El Cajon shooting puts focus on police de-escalation training. The push toward more de-escalation training has drawn backlash from police unions and rank-and-file officers, some of whom dismiss the emphasis on better communication strategies as “hug a thug.” http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/crime-courts-fire/sd-me-police-training-20160930-story.html

WARNING: Video Shows Uncensored Footage of Fatal El Cajon Police Shootin... https://youtu.be/QbqBD5p1OrY via @YouTube

Fourth Night Of Protests In El Cajon After Police Shoot Unarmed Man. Davis said Olango’s family was asked to view the video and be at the news conference where it was released, but they declined. Dan Gilleon, the attorney representing the Olango family, said that’s not true. He said the family did not turn down the meeting but, rather, needed more time to get to the meeting. Gilleon said the family was not informed the video would be released to the media. http://www.kpbs.org/news/2016/sep/30/fourth-night-protests-el-cajon-after-police-shoot-/

Unarmed black man killed by police near San Diego had twice been ordered deported http://wpo.st/zV_12

WATCH: Anti-cop mob attacks Trump supporter at http://twitchy.com/gregp-3534/2016/09/29/watch-anti-cop-mob-attacks-trump-supporter-at-alfredolango-protest-in-elcajon/?

Alfred Olango: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know. Police revealed in the news conference that it took them 50 minutes to respond to the sister’s 911 call, although it was unclear whether she called one time or as many as three. http://heavy.com/news/2016/09/alfred-olango-el-cajon-police-shooting-facebook-live-video-unarmed-sister-california-san-diego-seizure-dont-shoot/

Channel 10 is reporting that the officer who shot Alfred Olango is Richard Gonsalves. gonsalves is the el cajon police officer who was alleged to have (grossly) sexually harassed a fellow police officer. read the complaint against the alleged el cajon pd shooter here - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xoXF9ICw8_2L7kqtGS9y2YUc07jIEKFr6GLOxOwZHMA/edit

San Diego

21-Year-Old Run Over After Being Hit by Eggs in El Cajon http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Young-Woman-Ru-Over-After-Being-Hit-by-Eggs-419456714.html

Lawsuit alleges ogling with NCTD security cameras SDUT http://fw.to/eXUcXlY

The Man Cops Say Serially Killed San Diego’s Homeless Is Homeless Himself. People on the streets were sharpening knives and sleeping with one eye open before police arrested John Guerrero for stabbing and torching several victims. http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/07/15/serial-killer-who-stabbed-and-torched-san-diego-s-homeless-arrested-cops-say.html

Police make arrest in homeless attacks case. http://www.10news.com/news/source-person-of-interest-questioned-in-homeless-attacks-case-070716

The Oakland County Child Killer

The Oakland County Child Killer case: Unsolved after 40 years http://www.hometownlife.com/story/news/local/birmingham/2016/02/18/oakland-county-child-killer-case-unsolved-years/80558358/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oakland_County_Child_Killer#Victims

Police Crime and Corruption

State Supreme Court to decide if L.A. County sheriff can give names of problem deputies to prosecutors http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-brady-supreme-court-20171011-story.html

Spain Sept 30, 2017 https://twitter.com/manelrainers/status/914460939197583362

Seven Reasons Police Brutality Is Systemic, Not Anecdotal | The American Conservative http://www.theamericanconservative.com/2014/07/02/seven-reasons-police-brutality-is-systematic-not-anecdotal/

Feds: Customs officers hazing included "rape table" at Newark airport https://www.cbsnews.com/news/feds-customs-officers-hazing-included-rape-table-at-newark-airport/

How problem cops stay on the street http://on.freep.com/2uDS8bU

LAPD officer arrested, accused of sex with underage cadet http://www.dailynews.com/general-news/20170622/lapd-officer-arrested-accused-of-sex-with-underage-cadet

San Diego County sheriff's deputy arrested in stalking case http://www.10news.com/news/san-diego-county-sheriffs-deputy-arrested-in-stalking-case

The ‘war on cops’: flawed logic and fantasy This review of The War on Cops: How the New Attack on Law and Order Makes Everyone Less Safe, by Heather Mac Donald, was first published in the August/September 2016 issue of Reason magazine. View the article in the digital edition here. http://www.newsweek.com/war-cops-flawed-logic-fantasy-485546

The FBI Has Quietly Investigated White Supremacist Infiltration of Law Enforcement https://interc.pt/2jq3Ox6

Behind the Badge. Amid protests and calls for reform, how police view their jobs, key issues and recent fatal encounters between blacks and police. http://assets.pewresearch.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2017/01/06171402/Police-Report_FINAL_web.pdf

Videos Surface of a Death in Custody the LAPD Didn’t Want Released. Vachel Howard was arrested for driving under the influence. Hours later, he was dead. Here‘s what happened inside an LAPD jail. Early on the afternoon of June 4, 2012, Vachel Howard was handcuffed to a bench inside the Los Angeles Police Department’s 77th Street Station Jail. He was 56 years old, and had been taken into custody for driving while intoxicated. The grandfather of seven had been strip-searched, and his shirt still hung open. Howard told the officers present that he suffered from schizophrenia. Police suspected he was high on cocaine. Less than an hour later, Howard was pronounced dead at Good Samaritan Hospital, just miles from the jail. He had been released from the handcuffs, but later subdued by half a dozen officers after he became, by their testimony, “violent and combative.” A coroner eventually listed three contributing causes of death: cocaine intoxication, heart disease, and a chokehold employed by one of the officers. Two years of litigation followed before, in October of 2015, the city of Los Angeles agreed to pay Howard’s family $2.85 million to settle a wrongful death claim. https://www.propublica.org/article/videos-surface-of-a-death-in-custody-the-lapd-didnt-want-released

LAPD motorcycle officer fatally shoots man during South L.A. traffic stop. The dead man was identified Wednesday as Kenney Watkins. http://fw.to/ObE3jQj http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-lapd-shooting-20160817-snap-story.html

‘Cauldrons of anarchy’: Milwaukee police chief blames urban policies for riot. After a weekend of violent protests in Milwaukee, sparked by the fatal police shooting of an armed black man, County Sheriff David Clarke controversially blamed the unrest on the policies of the Obama administration and liberals. His comments ignited fury on social media. https://www.rt.com/usa/356069-milwaukee-sheriff-blames-urban-policies/

Use of Robots

Man vs. machine: L.A. sheriff's deputies use robot to snatch rifle from barricaded suspect, end standoff http://fw.to/4mzv5eD

Gun violence and shootings

A Mass Shooting in Texas and False Arguments Against Gun Control https://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/a-mass-shooting-in-texas-and-false-arguments-against-gun-control

Stephen Paddock Bought 33 Guns in 12 Months. That Should Be Illegal. via @thenation https://www.thenation.com/article/stephen-paddock-bought-33-guns-in-12-months-that-should-be-illegal/

12 bursts of gunfire. 10 horrific minutes. We use video evidence to map what happened in the Las Vegas massacre. http://nyti.ms/2yGUpYu

More Guns Do Not Stop More Crimes, Evidence Shows https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/more-guns-do-not-stop-more-crimes-evidence-shows/

Sources: Baton Rouge police on 'all-out hunt' for gunman linked to 2 apparently random fatal shootings of black men. http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/crime_police/article_cd6b116c-9a57-11e7-a15b-c3f049b12555.html

Right-to-Carry Laws Make Violent Crime Rates Worse, Law Professor Finds http://www.snopes.com/2017/06/23/right-to-carry-crime-rates-john-donohue/

Gunman didn’t plan Alexandria baseball shooting, visited Sanders’ Senate office – FBI https://www.rt.com/usa/393514-hodgkinson-storage-list-scalise/

GunmanJames T. Hodgkinson, 66, at Virginia ballfield kept local storage locker with ammunition. he shot more than 60 times. Authorities revealed Wednesday that Hodgkinson had legally purchased a 7.62 mm caliber SKS rifle in March 2003 and a 9mm handgun after the election in November 2016. The rifle had been modified, the FBI said. http://wapo.st/2sqv95m

Both the rifle and handgun Hodgkinson was carrying were purchased legally through federal firearms licenses, the FBI said. The rifle was modified to accept a detachable magazine and the original stock was replaced with a folding stock. Hodgkinson bought the guns in April, after Trump was elected, Slater said. https://apnews.com/82d6a333da66401aaa164485be711b44

In addition to the ammunition, investigators found a laptop computer, a receipt for a November 2016 gun purchase and additional SKS rifle components. Hodgkinson, from Belleville, Ill., used an SKS 7.62mm caliber rifle and a 9mm handgun during the shooting at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park on June 14. “(Hodgkinson) fired over 60 shots, 50 of those shots were from the SKS rifle,” Slater said, adding it didn’t appear that Hodgkinson had a particular target in mind and it was a spontaneous shooting. He said the 9mm handgun was purchased after the election of President Donald Trump in November 2016.

Here's what the data says about who's killed with guns in America: http://53eig.ht/29DaXqh

Tracking down guns used in crimes and terror attacks is still surprisingly low-tech. The work would be far easier for ATF’s staff of 50 employees and 300 contractors if there were a national electronic database of gun owners and sales. But the National Rifle Assn. and gun-rights advocates have opposed such an idea, warning against allowing the government to collect such information. http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-atf-guns-trace-center-20160728-snap-htmlstory.html

Pro-gun activists to hold downtown protest. http://www.10news.com/news/pro-gun-activists-to-hold-downtown-protest

‘I just wanted a piece of him’: College officers pushed through injuries in Dallas shooting. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2016/07/16/i-just-wanted-a-piece-of-him-college-officers-pushed-through-injuries-in-dallas-shooting/

Fresno Police Shooting Video Shows Dylan Noble Ignoring Orders to Stop. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/15/us/video-is-released-in-police-shooting-of-dylan-noble-in-fresno.html

Saiga 5.45mm Rifle used by Dallas Shooter. https://thearmsguide.com/8811/reports-ak-74-dallas-shooting/ MicahJohnsonAK-620x1101.jpg

GRAPHIC: Picture of Micah Johnson, the Dallas Shooter, After he was Killed by a Robot Bomb. http://www.dangerandplay.com/2016/07/10/graphic-picture-of-micah-johnson-the-dallas-shooter-after-he-was-killed-by-a-robot-bomb/

The police headquarters in Dallas, Texas has been put on lockdown after the law enforcement received an anonymous threat, just days after a deadly attack on the city’s police officers, local media reported. According to a police statement, law enforcement personnel across the city could be under threat. The statement added that police was taking “precautionary measures to heighten security.” The city's police has deployed SWAT units around the police station in the city, the Dallas Morning News reported. http://sputniknews.com/us/20160710/1042717624/dallas-police-shooting-warning-blm.html

Threat against Dallas police, possible radio hoax trigger lockdown at HQ. http://www.dallasnews.com/news/crime/headlines/20160709-threat-against-dallas-police-possible-radio-hoax-trigger-lockdown-at-hq.ece

Editors note: Unfortunately, initial reports are usually wrong, and in this case it appears that this might be true. SOFREP just received information from separate sources that have identified the weapon used by Micah X. Johnson as a Saiga AK74. More information about this to follow.- Desiree Huitt https://sofrep.com/58721/antique-sks-rifle-used-dallas-killer/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saiga_semi-automatic_rifle#Design_and_operation

Investigative Update Regarding the Deadly Attack on Police Officers Dallas Micah Johnson https://dpdbeat.com/2016/07/08/investigative-update-regarding-the-deadly-attack-on-police-officers/ via @DallasPD

Why Westerners die at the hands of cops. Jack Yantis, an Idaho rancher, raised the profile of rural police brutality. http://www.hcn.org/issues/SecretsOfTheDeep/why-westerners-die-at-the-hands-of-cops

When Omar Mateen burst into Pulse nightclub in Orlando on June 12 and opened fire on the crowd, killing 49 people and wounding 53 others, he was armed with two guns. But in the aftermath of the attack, only one of the weapons became the subject of intense scrutiny. Most of the attention has focused on Mateen's semi-automatic .223-caliber Sig Sauer MCX, which is modeled after the AR-15 assault rifle. The fact that similar weapons were used during several recent mass shootings — including the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, the movie theater rampage in Aurora, Colorado that same year, and the 2015 attack in San Bernardino, California — led to a renewed push for an assault weapons ban, and prompted many reports about how easily AR-15s can be purchased in Florida. But Mateen was also carrying a Glock, a brand of firearm that has been used nearly as often as assault rifles to commit mass murder. https://news.vice.com/article/glock-pistol-omar-mateen-orlando-mass-shooting

Nazi Roots, EU Violations, and Mass Shootings. Meet the shady gun manufacturer whose rifle killed 49 people in Orlando. The gun the Orlando shooter used was a Sig Sauer MCX, not an AR-15. http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/jurisprudence/2016/06/sig_sauer_gun_manufacturer_whose_rifle_killed_in_orlando_shooting.html

Which Gun Control Policies Will Actually Work? http://www.vice.com/read/which-gun-control-policies-will-actually-work via @vice

Toddlers have shot at least 23 people this year http://www.sltrib.com/home/3841597-155/toddlers-have-shot-at-least-23

High Roller tryst set stage for man’s murder http://www.reviewjournal.com/crime/high-roller-tryst-set-stage-man-s-murder

Maryland Officer Jacai Colson died from friendly fire http://www.cnn.com/2016/03/13/us/maryland-police-officer-dies/index.html

6 dead in 'calculated' shooting at backyard party in Pa. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2016/03/10/reports-4-dead-pa-mass-shooting/81569602/ http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/mass-shooting-ignored_us_56e6e6c5e4b0b25c91828900

Aimless life, passion for guns preceded Roseburg shooter's attack. http://www.oregonlive.com/roseburg-oregon-school-shooting/2016/03/umpqua_community_college_gunman_chris_harper_mercer_profile.html

Robert Dear: No remorse for shootout at Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood clinic http://gazette.com/robert-dear-no-remorse-for-shootout-at-colorado-springs-planned-parenthood-clinic/article/1570966

Deadliest shootings in American history

White House says too soon to talk gun limits or other policy responses to Las Vegas shooting http://fw.to/u5xUgjh

The right’s terrorism problem. Scott Gilmore on why we remain so focused on the bogeyman of Islamic terrorism when the most dangerous terror threat is far right extremism http://www.macleans.ca/news/canada/the-rights-terrorism-problem/

NABJ, NAHJ clarify use of 'mass shooting' language - National Association of Black Journalists http://www.nabj.org/news/294254/NABJ-NAHJ-clarify-use-of-mass-shooting-language.htm

If police chief John Mina’s estimate proves accurate that about 20 people were killed in the Orlando shooting, it already ranks as one of the deadliest in American history.

  1. 12 June 2016: police estimate that 50 people were killed and 53 injured after a gunman opens fire at an LGBT Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida.
  2. 2 December 2015: An American and his Pakistani wife kill 14 people in San Bernardino, California, wounding 21 others at a workplace event. The shooters were killed after a car chase and shootout with police. The FBI declared the shooting an act of terrorism.
  3. 1 October 2015: A student at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, killed eight students and a teacher, after amassing 14 weapons. He was killed in a gunfight with sheriff’s deputies.
  4. 18 June 2015: A white gunman sat in a prayer session at a historically black church in Charleston, South Carolina, and then killed nine church-goers. Police later found a hate-filled manifesto linked to the shooter, who they eventually captured.
  5. 16 September 2013: A Navy contractor opened fire at the Washington Navy Yard in Washington DC, killing 12 people and injuring three. The gunman was killed by authorities, who found he had a record of insubordination and disorderly conduct.
  6. 14 December 2012: A gunman shot dead 20 young children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. The 20 year old also killed his mother, who lived nearby, and then killed himself before police could stop the massacre.
  7. 20 July 2012: A 24-year-old gunman sprayed bullets in an Aurora, Colorado, movie theater during a late-night showing of a Batman film. He killed 12 people and injured 58 others, and was arrested in the parking lot outside the theater. He was sentenced to life in prison.
  8. 5 November 2009: An army psychiatrist killed 13 people and 32 others at Ft Hood, Texas, where he was based. The shooter was sentenced to death for the shooting.
  9. 3 April 2009: A shooter killed 13 people and injures four others at an immigration center in Binghamton, New York, before apparently shooting himself.
  10. 16 April 2007: A Virginia Tech student opened fire on campus, killing 32 people in a dorm and university building in two separate attacks, the deadliest mass shooting in US history. The gunman killed himself after the second attack.
  11. 20 April 1999: Two Colorado high school students at Columbine High shot dead 12 students and a teacher and causing injury to two dozen others before taking their own lives.
  12. 16 October 1991: A gunman opened fire with a semiautomatic pistol at a restaurant in Killeen, Texas, killing 22 people and wounding 20 others. Police later find the shooter in a restroom, killed by a gunshot wound.
  13. 20 August 1986: A postman killed 14 people and wounded six others at his post office in Edmond, Oklahoma, before killing himself.
  14. 18 July, 1984: An unemployed security guard attacked a McDonald’s in San Ysidro, California, killing 21 people and injuring 19 others. A police sniper killed the shooter from the roof of a nearby post office.

DAPL Standing Rock

Watch the bizarre videos that cops made about the DAPL protesters http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2016/12/north-dakota-sheriff-dapl-pipeline-videos via @MotherJones

Immigrants and crime

121 The number of people released from immigration custody who were later charged with murder between 2010 and 2014, according to figures from the Department of Homeland Security. http://www.cnn.com/2015/07/08/politics/immigrants-crime/index.html

federal land-return movement and Cliven Bundy

December 2017

  1. Review-Journal asks judge to unseal Bundy docs, hearings https://lvrj.com/post/1264012
  2. Blood, soil, faith - Southern Poverty Law Center https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2017/12/12/blood-soil-faith
  3. Las Vegas judge hints at mistrial in Bunkerville standoff case https://lvrj.com/post/1261898
  4. Oregon refuge video reveals chaos, anger night of Finicum killing http://s.oregonlive.com/AurSboQ
  5. Cliven Bundy’s fight against the feds has roots in interpretation of Mormon scripture https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/cliven-bundys-fight-against-the-feds-has-roots-in-interpretation-of-mormon-scripture/2017/12/07/0ef8fea6-d93b-11e7-a841-2066faf731ef_story.html
  6. Judge releases four more Bunkerville standoff defendants https://lvrj.com/post/1256219
  7. Trump turned two vast Utah national monuments into five smaller ones. Here's a look at the new sites — and key lands that got left out., via @sltrib http://www.sltrib.com/news/2017/12/05/trump-turned-two-vast-utah-national-monuments-into-five-smaller-ones-heres-a-look-at-the-new-sites-and-key-lands-that-got-left-out

November 2017

  1. Zion, Militias and Public Lands https://www.cityweekly.net/utah/zion-militias-and-public-lands-the-rise-and-rise-of-cliven-bundy/Content
  2. Oregon refuge occupier Jon Ritzheimer: 'I am extremely sorry for this entire mess' http://s.oregonlive.com/M05i2lf
  3. Supporters greet Ammon Bundy in Las Vegas after his release https://lvrj.com/post/1252313
  4. Judge orders release of Cliven Bundy, son Ammon Bundy and co-defendant Ryan Payne during NV trial http://s.oregonlive.com/ccLpE9O
  5. Defendants ordered released as Bundy trial continues - http://www.hcn.org/articles/cliven-bundy-judge-orders-release-of-defendants-for-duration-of-bundy-trial
  6. How Ryan Bundy sees the West - http://www.hcn.org/articles/justice-how-ryan-bundy-sees-the-west-cliven-bundy-bunkerville-trial
  7. Defense wants ‘domestic terrorism’ out of Bundy case - http://www.hcn.org/articles/justice-defense-wants-domestic-terrorism-out-of-bundy-case
  8. Timeline: A brief history of the Sagebrush Rebellion - http://www.hcn.org/articles/a-history-of-the-sagebrush-rebellion
  9. Despite judge's order releasing him during his trial, Cliven Bundy opts to stay in jail http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-bundy-release-20171129-story.html
  10. Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy rejects release opportunity https://lvrj.com/post/1251795
  11. Nevada uprising leader vowed 'whatever it takes' to stop government: recording https://reut.rs/2AbPzDB
  12. Utah man sentenced to probation for role in Oregon protest https://lvrj.com/post/1246890
  13. How The Bundy Trial Hits America's Widening Information Divide https://n.pr/2zFMkUK
  14. Live updates: Bundy Ranch trial - Southern Poverty Law Center https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2017/10/30/bundy-trial
  15. Ryan Bundy tells Las Vegas jury: ‘I am an innocent man’ https://lvrj.com/post/1240974
  16. Ryan Bundy's opening statement: 'We don't pay rent for something we own' http://s.oregonlive.com/WfEGS9d
  17. Arizona Man Pleads Guilty To Conspiracy To Impede Or Injure A Federal Officer During 2014 Armed Standoff In Bunkerville https://www.justice.gov/usao-nv/pr/arizona-man-pleads-guilty-conspiracy-impede-or-injure-federal-officer-during-2014-armed
  18. Live updates: Bundy Ranch trial - Southern Poverty Law Center https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2017/10/30/bundy-trial
  19. Let out of jail after nearly two years, Ryan Bundy arrives to court in style http://s.oregonlive.com/6Voqt8S
  20. Bundys got what they wanted 'at the end of a gun,' prosecutor says as trial opens http://s.oregonlive.com/uZVzj8f
  21. Trial begins in Las Vegas for Cliven Bundy, sons https://lvrj.com/post/1239798
  22. Judge releases Bunkerville rancher’s son, Ryan Bundy, to halfway house https://lvrj.com/post/1239145
  23. Judge denies release for Cliven Bundy amid courtroom outburst http://s.oregonlive.com/UGQ7A3D
  24. Arizona roadway to be named for man killed during Oregon protest https://lvrj.com/post/1234060
  25. The Bundy Family Is On Trial For An Armed Standoff With The Government. Here's What You Need To Know https://www.buzzfeed.com/salvadorhernandez/the-bundy-family-is-on-trial-for-an-armed-nevada-standoff
  26. Secret video camera gives Bundys a surprise victory in their trial http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/11/secret-video-camera-gives-bundys-a-surprise-victory-at-start-of-trial/
  27. Judge delays openings in NV standoff trial, wants more info on FBI surveillance camera http://s.oregonlive.com/CRgct5Y
  28. Think the Bundys are wacky? Meet their lawyers. http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/11/bundy-legal-team-includes-a-birther-an-alleged-ponzi-schemer-and-an-ex-white-supremacist/
  29. Nevada standoff trial: What you need to know http://s.oregonlive.com/YQyfjiB
  30. Days before trial, defense confirms FBI had surveillance camera outside Bundy Ranch http://s.oregonlive.com/yDFXyYm
  31. The jury for key Bundy trial in Las Vegas has been selected - http://www.hcn.org/articles/justice-jury-selection-begins-as-key-cliven-bundy-trial-opens-in-las-vegas
  32. As Bundy trial neared, Labrador caught AG Sessions’ ear about Idaho defendants http://www.idahostatesman.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/letters-from-the-west/article182186081.html
  33. The Bundys deny the government's legitimacy—as it pays for their legal defense. http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/11/bundys-deny-the-governments-legitimacy-as-it-pays-for-their-legal-defense/

October 2017

  1. Las Vegas trial to begin for rancher Cliven Bundy and sons https://lvrj.com/post/1224605
  2. Defense wants ‘domestic terrorism’ out of Bundy case - http://www.hcn.org/articles/justice-defense-wants-domestic-terrorism-out-of-bundy-case @highcountrynews
  3. 'No Man's Land' Sketches a Striking but Flawed Portrait of Right-Wing Extremism http://www.playboy.com/articles/no-mans-land-review
  4. How the Bundy trial embodies many of America’s divisions - http://www.hcn.org/articles/justice-how-the-bundy-trial-embodies-many-of-americas-divisions
  5. Will Donald Trump pardon Cliven Bundy? http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/10/will-trump-pardon-cliven-bundy-1/
  6. 2 plead guilty to misdemeanor in Bunkerville standoff case https://lvrj.com/post/1220097
  7. Judge delays Bunkerville trial after Las Vegas shooting https://lvrj.com/post/1203452
  8. After Las Vegas shooting, Bunkerville defendant wants trial postponed. Pete Santilli, who has argued that he was a journalist covering the confrontation between the Bundy family and law enforcement, has agreed to plead guilty to felony conspiracy, his lawyer Chris Rasmussen told U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro on Tuesday. The deal is expected to be finalized this week. Prosecutors declined to comment on the negotiation. https://lvrj.com/post/1198605

September 2017

  1. Cliven Bundy's lawyer compares his armed resistance to the Selma marchers http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/09/cliven-bundys-lawyer-compares-his-armed-resistance-to-selma-marchers/
  2. Cliven Bundy wants to fire attorney just before trial. Defense attorney Bret Whipple, whom Bundy retained, filed court papers Thursday asking for a hearing as soon as possible. Angela Dows, his standby attorney, also has asked to withdraw from the case, citing a “repugnant” correspondence from Ryan Bundy and a “fundamental disagreement” between the two. https://lvrj.com/post/1185429
  3. Agent in charge during 2014 Bundy standoff no longer with BLM https://lvrj.com/post/1180645
  4. Why is a Trump operative so interested in Cliven Bundy? - http://www.hcn.org/articles/politics-why-is-roger-stone-so-interested-in-cliven-bundy
  5. How a Marine became Bundys' anti-government ‘protector’ http://www.seattlepi.com/local/crime/article/How-an-Everett-Marine-became-anti-government-12182247.php

August 2017

  1. 1/3 of Idaho lawmakers ask AG Sessions to back off Bundy case http://www.idahostatesman.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article170864727.html
  2. Judge sets October trial for rancher Cliven Bundy, others https://lvrj.com/post/1167959
  3. Why the Bundy crew keeps winning in court - http://www.hcn.org/articles/cliven-bundy-why-the-bundy-crowd-keeps-winning-in-court
  4. Burns Chronicles No 59 - Ryan Bundy Holds the Key http://outpost-of-freedom.com/blog/
  5. Commentary: U.S. and Utah need to stop coddling domestic extremists, via @sltrib http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/commentary/2017/08/29/commentary-us-and-utah-need-to-stop-coddling-domestic-extremists
  6. Why the Bundys and Their Heavily Armed Supporters Keep Getting Away with It https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/why-the-bundys-and-their-heavily-armed-supporters-keep-getting-away-with-it
  7. Oregon refuge occupier Jason Blomgren sentenced to 2 years probation http://s.oregonlive.com/I0g7sGf
  8. After acquittals, remaining Bunkerville defendants seek freedom https://lvrj.com/post/1163003
  9. BLM agent accused of taking valuable stones held as evidence https://lvrj.com/post/1162195
  10. Hung Jury, Acquittals in Second Bundy Trial - Southern Poverty Law Center https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2017/08/23/hung-jury-acquittals-second-bundy-trial
  11. Sept. 25 retrial set for 2 charged in Bunkerville standoff https://lvrj.com/post/1160350
  12. 2 men acquitted of all charges in Bunkerville standoff case https://lvrj.com/post/1159125
  13. No guilty verdicts reached in Bunkerville ranch standoff http://www.ktnv.com/news/no-guilty-verdicts-reached-in-bunkerville-ranch-standoff
  14. Judge Revokes Malheur Occupier's Pretrial Release http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/pretrial-release-revoke-suicide-darryl-thorn/
  15. Travis Cox Sentenced For Role In Malheur Occupation http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/travis-cox-sentencing-malheur-national-wildlife-refuge/
  16. Prosecutors Want Possible Bullet From Ryan Bundy's Arm As Evidence http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/bullet-ryan-arm-evidence-prosecution/
  17. After Millions In Damages, Oregon Standoff Defendants Agree To Pay Back $78,000 http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/damage-dollars-million-restitution-pay/
  18. Bundy Trial update: Two jurors have accused two other jurors of being biased. This is oddly reminiscent of what happened in Oregon. https://twitter.com/jjmacnab/status/899853066836467712
  19. At Bundy Ranch trial, questions on guns and violence - http://www.hcn.org/articles/public-lands-at-bundy-ranch-trial-questions-on-guns-and-violence
  20. Malice in Bundyland: Attorneys go to the brink of contempt in contentious retrial https://thenevadaindependent.com/article/malice-in-bundyland-attorneys-go-to-the-brink-of-contempt-in-contentious-retrial
  21. Jury in Bunkerville standoff case to resume deliberations Monday https://lvrj.com/post/1154807
  22. Defense attorneys withhold closing arguments in Bunkerville retrial https://lvrj.com/post/1153025
  23. Bunkerville defendant says he didn’t intend threat https://lvrj.com/post/1152045
  24. Officials seek Gold Butte reduction to guarantee water supplies https://lvrj.com/post/1150263
  25. Judge cuts defendant’s testimony short in Bunkerville retrial https://lvrj.com/post/1148900
  26. With jury absent, Cliven Bundy supporters give testimony https://lvrj.com/post/1148081
  27. Prosecution to rest in Bunkerville standoff retrial https://lvrj.com/post/1147332
  28. LaVoy Finicum shooting: Prosecutors seeking missing shell casings, metal fragment from Ryan Bundy's shoulder http://s.oregonlive.com/udXXOsX
  29. America's midlife crisis: lessons from a survivalist summit https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/aug/02/preppers-survivalist-summit-constitution-americas-midlife-crisis
  30. 4 Ways Far-Right Groups Are Winning The Social Media Battle. In the rural West, the jailed rancher Cliven Bundy and his militia followers were early and savvy users of social media. Bundy is the man who inspired two armed standoffs against federal agents over control of U.S. public lands. https://n.pr/2uGOb6H
  31. Trump Confidant Seeks Pardon for Bundys - Southern Poverty Law Center https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2017/08/02/trump-confidant-seeks-pardon-bundys

July 2017

  1. A Rally for America on the U.S. Capitol Grounds Becomes A Rally for the Bundy Family - Southern Poverty Law Center https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2017/07/31/rally-america-us-capitol-grounds-becomes-rally-bundy-family
  2. Interior Secretary Zinke to visit Bunkerville on Sunday https://lvrj.com/post/1139458
  3. Interior Head To Stop In The Bundy Family's Nevada Hometown http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/bundy-family-nevada-standoff-bunkerville-ryan-zinke/
  4. Michael Emry sentenced to 2.5 years in federal prison for machine gun possession http://s.oregonlive.com/QA8LIyY
  5. Attorney: Client ate 'everything' bagel, did not take drugs | WTOP http://wtop.com/national/2017/07/attorney-client-ate-everything-bagel-did-not-take-drugs/
  6. Bundy supporter Burleson sentenced to 68 years in prison https://lvrj.com/post/1136340
  7. Gavin Seim vs. the Veterans: Internal Squabbles are Dividing the Bundys’ Biggest Fans. Bundy supporters are a mix of sovereign citizens, militia members, extremist constitutionalists and the Bundy's friends and family. https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2017/07/25/gavin-seim-vs-veterans-internal-squabbles-are-dividing-bundys’-biggest-fans
  8. Las Vegas police recover body found near Bunkerville https://lvrj.com/post/1134040
  9. Now you know what you can do help. Thank you. http://fb.me/8IW9yL4iz https://twitter.com/msbellows/status/888222091819995137
  10. Karen Budd-Falen, the Bundy family’s lawyer, may be Trump’s pick to manage federal lands http://www.salon.com/2017/07/18/karen-budd-falen-the-bundy-familys-lawyer-may-be-trumps-pick-to-manage-federal-lands/
  11. In Bundy case, federal judge tilts playing field in favor of the government https://lvrj.com/post/1131548
  12. Nevada standoff retrial opens: Armed assault or lawful protest? http://s.oregonlive.com/AYk0c3a
  13. Larry Klayman Believes 'Deep State' Behind Federal Prosecution of Bundy Family, Militias - Southern Poverty Law Center https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2017/07/17/larry-klayman-believes-deep-state-behind-federal-prosecution-bundy-family-militias
  14. Lawyers give opening statements in Bunkerville standoff retrial https://lvrj.com/post/1129073
  15. Opening statements begin Monday in Bunkerville standoff retrial https://lvrj.com/post/1128111
  16. Rallies support defendants in Bunkerville standoff case. They gathered at Rainbow Gardens to hear speeches from Las Vegas City Councilwoman Michele Fiore, members of the Bundy family and even Roger Stone, an on-and-off adviser for President Donald Trump. https://lvrj.com/post/1127848
  17. Judge issues protective order to conceal identities of other FBI agents, police in Finicum shooting case http://s.oregonlive.com/469pJCX
  18. AG Sessions: ‘I’m not taking sides’ in Bundy case https://lvrj.com/post/1125321
  19. Groups, Senate Democrats urge Trump to keep monuments intact https://lvrj.com/post/1124087
  20. FBI Agent Indicted In Finicum Shooting Hires High Profile DC Attorney http://www.opb.org/news/article/indicted-fbi-agent-hires-dc-attorney-who-defended-senator/
  21. Oregon refuge occupier Jason Blomgren's drug test under scrutiny http://s.oregonlive.com/oUOJLaN
  22. Jury selection crucial in Bunkerville standoff retrial https://lvrj.com/post/1122709
  23. Grand Staircase-Escalante was set up to fail - http://www.hcn.org/articles/monuments-how-grand-staircase-escalante-was-set-up-to-fail @highcountrynews
  24. Some Democrats allege that the government isn’t taking threats to public-land employees seriously, @yayitsrob writes https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/06/does-the-government-track-anti-federal-extremists/532341/
  25. How Ammon Bundy got acquitted in Oregon - http://www.hcn.org/issues/48.20/the-bundy-family-on-trial @highcountrynews
  26. Oregon Indictment Guaranteed to Enflame Patriot Paranoia - Southern Poverty Law Center https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2017/06/30/oregon-indictment-guaranteed-enflame-patriot-paranoia

June 2017

  1. Forty years of Sagebrush Rebellion - http://www.hcn.org/articles/sagebrush-rebellion
  2. FBI agent charged with lying about his role in Oregon standoff activist's killing https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jun/28/lavoy-finicum-oregon-standoff-fbi-agent-charged-lying
  3. FBI agent faces 5-count indictment in LaVoy Finicum shooting investigation http://s.oregonlive.com/yz1j0yK
  4. FBI Agent Indicted In Finicum Shooting Identified http://www.opb.org/news/article/fbi-agent-indict-lavoy-finicum-shooting/
  5. Judge places Oregon refuge occupier Geoffrey Stanek on home detention, 2 years probation http://s.oregonlive.com/Shk3y1O
  6. Probation sentence expected for Oregon refuge occupier Geoffrey Stanek http://s.oregonlive.com/0Ks7yGD
  7. Judge rejects refuge occupier Jason Patrick's motion to be released from jail http://s.oregonlive.com/McD4nsC
  8. New felony charges added in gate-closing case against Utah activist | The Salt Lake Tribune https://shar.es/1BsSFG
  9. Let the floodgates of protest open over Bears Ears - http://www.hcn.org/articles/let-the-floodgates-of-protest-open-over-bears-ears
  10. Maxine Bernstein‏@maxoregonian Judge sets civil contempt show cause hearing for Gary Hunt on Aug. 23 at 1:30 pm #oregonstandoff https://twitter.com/maxoregonian/status/876925598483922946
  11. Eight lawmakers whose bills attack public lands - http://www.hcn.org/issues/49.10/the-western-lawmakers-whose-bills-attack-public-lands

May 2017

  1. New Hampshire man sentenced to 7-plus years in Cliven Bundy standoff case http://s.oregonlive.com/aJspRfI
  2. First prison term imposed in Bunkerville standoff case https://lvrj.com/post/1089895
  3. Retrial in Bunkerville standoff case postponed until July https://lvrj.com/post/1085484
  4. Price tag for defense in Bunkerville standoff case tops $1M https://lvrj.com/post/1083696
  5. Investigation of Ammon Bundy’s treatment finds no criminal violations https://lvrj.com/post/1076639
  6. No retrial planned for 2 Bunkerville standoff defendants https://lvrj.com/post/1078622
  7. The bizarre story behind the FBI's fake documentary about the Bundy family https://interc.pt/2rcgNFI by @rdevro @trevoraaronson
  8. Sheriff: No violations found in Ammon Bundy jail treatment http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/ap_news/montana/sheriff-no-violations-found-in-ammon-bundy-jail-treatment/article_d6b35e6a-9cdd-5fb5-ad80-9f15840b1e24.html
  9. How an undercover FBI agent ended up in jail after pretending to be a journalist https://interc.pt/2rcxxMU by @trevoraaronson
  10. They hate the US government, and they're multiplying: the terrifying rise of 'sovereign citizens' https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/may/15/sovereign-citizens-rightwing-terrorism-hate-us-government
  11. Supporters of rancher Bundy build mock jail cell near prison https://lvrj.com/post/1072546 via @reviewjournal
  12. Nevada awaits details about national monument review https://lvrj.com/post/1072453 via @reviewjournal
  13. Review of national monuments prompts BLM to postpone Gold Butte forum https://lvrj.com/post/1073438 via @reviewjournal
  14. Prosecutors ask to retry gunmen before Bundys go to trial https://lvrj.com/post/1068094 via @reviewjournal
  15. Prosecutors struggle to prove conspiracy in Bundy cases https://lvrj.com/post/1062577
  16. Supporters Of Bundy Case Defendants Rally At Nevada Prison http://cbsloc.al/2p379F3

April, 2017

  1. Bundy lawyer says court violated rancher’s speedy trial rights https://wp.me/p8qdWm-4qcc via @reviewjournal
  2. Testimony wraps up in first Bunkerville standoff trial https://wp.me/p8qdWm-4m9P
  3. Land transfer advocates steer their focus to monuments - http://www.hcn.org/articles/Public-land-transfer-advocates-target-national-monuments-bears-ears @highcountrynews
  4. Prosecutors request start date of June 5 for second Bunkerville standoff trial https://wp.me/p8qdWm-4lFz
  5. Defense starts calling witnesses in Bundy trial https://www.reviewjournal.com/news/bundy-blm/defense-starts-calling-witnesses-in-bundy-trial/
  6. Bundy supporters’ lawyers say ruling eviscerates their case https://www.reviewjournal.com/news/bundy-blm/bundy-supporters-lawyers-say-ruling-eviscerates-their-case/

March, 2017

  1. Government done calling witnesses in Bunkerville standoff trial https://shar.es/1QXzh4 via @reviewjournal
  2. Bundy defendants interviewed in undercover FBI operation https://shar.es/1QXz8Z via @reviewjournal
  3. Judge issues guilty verdicts on 9 of 11 misdemeanor charges against four Oregon standoff defendants http://s.oregonlive.com/cANpC6F
  4. Armed militia movement takes center stage in first Bundy standoff trial https://thenevadaindependent.com/article/armed-militia-movement-takes-center-stage-first-bundy-standoff-trial
  5. Jury Returns Convictions in Oregon Refuge Takeover - Southern Poverty Law Center https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2017/03/14/jury-returns-convictions-oregon-refuge-takeover
  6. Nevada Highway Patrol sergeant testifies in Bundy trial http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/bundy-blm/nevada-highway-patrol-sergeant-testifies-bundy-trial
  7. Prosecutors: Malheur Defendants Don't Speak For Rural America http://www.opb.org/news/article/prosecutors-malheur-defendants-dont-speak-for-rural-america/
  8. Two convicted of conspiracy, but two acquitted in Oregon occupation trial http://s.oregonlive.com/4wMcetV
  9. Second Oregon standoff trial: Ammon Bundy and other key witnesses http://s.oregonlive.com/AEqfuDM
  10. Malheur Judge Presses Prosecutors For Specifics In Misdemeanor Case http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/misdemeanor-judge-prosecutor-evidence/
  11. Criminal conspirators or political protesters? Lawyers paint different portraits of refuge occupiers http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2017/03/starkly_different_portraits_of.html
  12. 2nd Malheur Trial Goes To Jury, Tempers Flare Outside Courtroom http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/closing-argument-apology-jason-patrick-jarvis-kennedy/
  13. Refuge manager, fish biologist tell jurors how they felt scared, violated during occupation http://s.oregonlive.com/WFX4Abf
  14. Defense calls last witnesses in second refuge takeover trial http://s.oregonlive.com/Is6QVjS
  15. Tempers flare, nerves fray in trial against Bundy supporters http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/bundy-blm/tempers-flare-nerves-fray-trial-against-bundy-supporters via @reviewjournal
  16. Defense calls last witnesses in second refuge takeover trial http://s.oregonlive.com/Is6QVjS
  17. Defense to call Blaine Cooper's father to impeach son's testimony http://s.oregonlive.com/2VV3idl
  18. Case expected to go to jury this week in second Oregon standoff trial http://s.oregonlive.com/2XuqsGX
  19. Idaho woman issued federal citation for not standing for jury in refuge takeover trial http://s.oregonlive.com/SPhRk0B
  20. OPB broadcast interview with Ryan Bundy will be played for jurors, judge rules http://s.oregonlive.com/0uWdk9E
  21. Defense Witnesses Describe Fear At Malheur Refuge After Occupier Died http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/trial-defense-witnesses-fear-lavoy-finicum/
  22. Oregon Republican Activists Say Bundys Went Too Far With Occupation http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/oregon-standoff-too-far-republicans/
  23. Legislature prepares for battle over federal ownership of public lands in Nevada https://shar.es/1U7UnK via @reviewjournal
  24. Bunkerville standoff video captures agent conversations https://shar.es/1UqXqz via @reviewjournal
  25. 2nd Malheur Trial Could Go To Jury Early Next Week http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/defense-witnesses-second-trial/
  26. What Did Harney County Residents Know Before The Malheur Occupation? http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/ammon-bundy-takeover-plan-harney-county-residents/
  27. BLM ranger testifies that he turned off body cam as Bunkerville standoff escalated https://shar.es/1UbGQW via @reviewjournal
  28. Las Vegas jury hears opening statements in first Bunkerville standoff trial https://shar.es/1UbGN6 via @reviewjournal
  29. Here’s what Ryan Bundy told a BLM agent before the Bunkerville standoff in 2014 https://shar.es/1Ub62N via @reviewjournal

federal land-return movement and Cliven Bundy, older February 2017

February, 2017

  1. Court rules Hage family must pay $587K for grazing cattle on federal land in Nevada https://shar.es/1UbagU via @reviewjournal
  2. Ammon Bundy Contradicts Previous Testimony On Refuge Takeover http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/ammon-bundy-malheur-plan-takeover/
  3. Prosecutors changed strategy in second Oregon occupation trial http://s.oregonlive.com/iDHZSyE
  4. Ammon Bundy Returns To Oregon To Testify In Refuge Trial http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/ammon-return-testimony-refuge-trial/
  5. Former Occupier: Ammon Bundy Plotted Takeover At Secret Meeting http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/blaine-cooper-malheur-oregon-standoff-ammon-bundy-meeting/
  6. Defense To Call Occupation Leader Ammon Bundy As 1st Witness http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/ammon-witness-second-trial/
  7. Subpoena For Former OPB Reporter Quashed In Malheur Occupation Case http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/subpoena-quash-reporter-oregon-standoff/
  8. In Malheur Video, Occupiers Discuss Plan To 'Lay Down Lead' http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/malheur-second-trial-federal-employee-testimony/
  9. 'This Land Is Our Land' Bonus: The Jurors Talk http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/jurors-interview-this-land-podcast/#.WK5XaJza6hE.twitter
  10. FBI Authorized Informants To Commit Crime While At The Refuge http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/fbi-informants-crime/#.WK5XjiBltvI.twitter
  11. Prosecutors Show Signs Of Lessons Learned From 1st Malheur Trial http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/oregon-standoff-trial-portland-jason-patrick/#.WK5YSG2ZKQ0.twitter
  12. FBI authorized some informants to engage in unlawful activity at refuge http://s.oregonlive.com/6VeBIZS
  13. OPB moves to quash federal subpoena of former reporter John Sepulvado http://s.oregonlive.com/y5wVVGV
  14. Oregon's retired top FBI agent testified why he didn't send agents to 'assault the refuge' http://s.oregonlive.com/oK5Nc1L
  15. Prosecutor: No formal agreement to conspire in refuge takeover, but a 'meeting of the minds' http://s.oregonlive.com/EWYGoWk
  16. Feds arrest gun-toting, anti-government activist http://www.azfamily.com/story/34563454/feds-arrest-gun-toting-anti-government-activist#.WK5Nxjri7sk.twitter
  17. Federal Prosecutors Subpoena Former OPB Reporter For 2nd Malheur Trial http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/subpoena-reporter-malheur-trial/#.WK21bkgIDPQ.twitter
  18. Prosecutors Show Signs Of Lessons Learned From 1st Malheur Trial http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/oregon-standoff-trial-portland-jason-patrick/#.WK21CMNJkGc.twitter
  19. 2nd Malheur Trial Offers Hope For Some Harney County Residents http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/2nd-trial-harney-county-residents-hope/#.WK21TFJZ3Vg.twitter
  20. Ammon Bundy's Attorney Will Go Before Judge Over Stun Gun Incident http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/marcus-mumford-ammon-bundy-stun-gun-malheur/#.WKZJuJIIy_I.twitter
  21. Las Vegas jury views video of April 2014 rally led by Cliven Bundy https://shar.es/19JivG via @reviewjournal
  22. Bundy Lawyer Mumford Seeks Charge Dismissal, Jury Trial http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/ammon-bundy-lawyer-marcus-mumford-charge-dismissal-jury-trial/#.WKT0tQdt3jg.twitter
  23. BLM agent tells Las Vegas jury that Bundy supporters posed threat https://shar.es/19enIw via @reviewjournal
  24. Jury Selection Gets Underway In 2nd Malheur Refuge Trial http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/malheur-refuge-trial-portland-part-2/#.WKOOYdtGc50.twitter
  25. What Led To The Acquittal Of Ammon Bundy And 6 Others? 2 Jurors Explain http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/malheur-jurors-explain-acquittal-oregon/#.WKOHZIpwAfM.twitter
  26. Testimony begins in Bunkerville standoff trial in Las Vegas https://shar.es/19Cqt4 via @reviewjournal
  27. Anger, suspicion boil over at Mesquite meeting on Gold Butte National Monument https://shar.es/1974fK via @reviewjournal
  28. Stewards of Federal Lands Feel Threatened by Militants, Survey Shows via @seeker http://www.seeker.com/stewards-of-federal-lands-feel-threatened-by-militants-2243325174.html
  29. Revisiting Malheur, one year after the occupation - http://www.hcn.org/issues/49.2/revisiting-malheur-one-year-after-the-occupation @highcountrynews
  30. 3 Malheur Occupiers Plead Guilty Monday http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/malheur-occupiers-expected-to-plead-guilty-monday/
  31. Oregon standoff defendant Duane Ehmer gets into heated exchange with prosecutor http://s.oregonlive.com/QeNCGEk
  32. Ammon Bundy's Oregon Attorney Wants Charges Dismissed In Courthouse Scuffle http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/ammon-bundy-marcus-mumford-courthouse-scuffle-charges/
  33. 6 Bundy Ranch 'Gunmen And Followers' To Begin Trial http://www.opb.org/news/article/bunkerville-standoff-bundy-ranch-trial-start
  34. Defense attorneys representing men charged as co-conspirators of rancher Cliven Bundy have raised concerns that a Bureau of Land Management supervisor recently acccused of ethics violations is the same person who oversaw agency officials during the armed standoff in Bunkerville in April 2014. In a scathing report released this week, the Office of the Inspector General accuses an unnamed BLM supervisory agent of using his position to obtain sold-out Burning Man tickets in 2015. The report includes allegations that the agent intimidated employees who may have reported his wrongdoing, and it accuses him of threatening to ruin subordinates’ careers by saying things like, “If you’re not on my ship, you’re going to sink … so I suggest you get on my ship.” The defense attorneys filed motions in federal court Wednesday seeking personnel files of all the BLM agents involved in the case. But the language in the filings reveals that lawyers are focused specifically on the identification of the unnamed supervisory agent targeted in the OIG report, whom they apparently suspect to be the same agent in charge of the cattle impoundment operation at Bundy’s ranch. http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/bundy-blm/attorneys-suggest-blm-agent-accused-misconduct-could-be-central-bundy-case

January, 2017

  1. 4 Of 7 Refuge Occupiers Set To Appear In Second Trial Will Plead Guilty http://www.opb.org/news/article/malheur-second-trial-plead-guilty-oregon-nevada/
  2. Four of remaining 7 Oregon standoff defendants set to plead guilty to trespass http://s.oregonlive.com/o4IXIWN
  3. Defendant in Oregon standoff wants new judge for non-jury trial https://shar.es/1ONokq via @reviewjournal
  4. Oregon Rally Marks Anniversary of Malheur Shooting Death. The widow of Robert "LaVoy" Finicum, an antigovernment activist who was killed in the closing days of the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge last year, promised a crowd of almost 500 gathered in Oregon on the year anniversary of his death that she would soon be filing a lawsuit against the federal government. https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2017/01/30/oregon-rally-marks-anniversary-malheur-shooting-death
  5. Discover ancient artwork, sandstone landscape at Gold Butte National Monument — VIDEO https://shar.es/1OO4VP via @reviewjournal
  6. Crowd of 500, including some Oregon standoff defendants, salute Robert 'LaVoy' Finicum http://s.oregonlive.com/ebc0yhN
  7. Federal Authorities, Justice System, Media Under Fire At Finicum Meeting In John Day http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/oregon-john-day-lavoy-finicum-meeting/#.WI6TJCUoveY.twitter
  8. FBI agent testifies about arrest of Oregon standoff defendant Darryl Thorn at Redmond Super 8 Motel http://s.oregonlive.com/4GLwTxl
  9. Repair of two trenches, road dug at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge cost more than $100,000 http://s.oregonlive.com/6J8qU7a

Saturday, January 07, 2017

  1. Prosecutors want California man to remove blog posts on FBI informants in refuge occupation case http://s.oregonlive.com/UGKImMD

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

  1. Oregon occupation a year later: Ranch family at center of debate was 'scared to death' http://s.oregonlive.com/QWvEXcL
  2. Defendant in Cliven Bundy case wants jury to visit site of 2014 standoff https://shar.es/1DEotm via @reviewjournal

Friday, December 30, 2016

  1. County declines request to cover Sheriff Palmer’s legal fees http://www.bluemountaineagle.com/Local_News/20161230/county-declines-request-to-cover-sheriff-palmers-legal-fees

Thursday, December 29, 2016

  1. Former Assemblywoman Michele Fiore will run for Las Vegas City Council https://shar.es/1DdmaF via @reviewjournal
  2. Conservatives in Nevada, Utah howl over Obama’s national monument declarations https://shar.es/1Dd1Lc via @reviewjournal
  3. What Obama's New National Monuments Mean for the Militia Movement http://theslot.jezebel.com/what-obamas-new-national-monuments-mean-for-the-militia-1790598011

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

  1. President Obama declares Gold Butte a national monument. In addition, Obama declared the Bears Ears region of Utah a national monument under the same law. https://shar.es/1DYYQ6 via @reviewjournal

Friday, December 23, 2016

  1. Ryan Bundy asks judge in Las Vegas to free him pending trial on standoff charges https://shar.es/1Dtlpq via @reviewjournal

Thursday, December 15, 2016

  1. Second round of Malheur defendants face conspiracy charges. Federal prosecutors are moving ahead, despite the first trial’s acquittal. http://www.hcn.org/articles/prosecutors-to-charge-malheur-defendants-with-conspiracy

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

  1. Judge orders three separate trials for antigovernment rancher Cliven Bundy and 16 other defendants. Antigovernment rancher Cliven Bundy, 70, will have his next showdown with the U.S. Government early next year after a judge this week ordered three separate trials for him and 16 other defendants. https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2016/12/14/judge-orders-separate-trials-2014-bunkerville-standoff

Thursday, December 01, 2016

  1. Rancher Cliven Bundy opposes 3 separate trials in Bunkerville standoff case. http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/bundy-blm/rancher-cliven-bundy-opposes-3-separate-trials-bunkerville-standoff-case

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

  1. U.S. marshals explain why they grabbed Ammon Bundy's lawyer. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/11/us_marshals_file_probable_caus.html
  2. Names of Oregon standoff jurors should be public, media companies argue. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/11/oregon_standoff_jurors_names_r.html

Monday, November 28, 2016

  1. The Bundy family, on trial. In Oregon, they were acquitted, but what will happen in Nevada? http://www.hcn.org/issues/48.20/the-bundy-family-on-trial

Friday, November 25, 2016

  1. Prosecutors Weighing Whether To Move Forward With 2nd Malheur Trial. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/ammon-bundy-ryan-bundy-second-malheur-trial/

Monday, November 14, 2016

  1. Prosecutors seek 3 separate trials in Bunkerville standoff case. http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/bundy-blm/prosecutors-seek-3-separate-trials-bunkerville-standoff-case

Monday, November 07, 2016

  1. UNLV researchers puzzle over tracks left near Gold Butte that predate dinosaurs. Roughly 290 million years before rancher Cliven Bundy brought international attention to the Gold Butte area, an early reptile the size of a baby crocodile left its own lasting impressions there. A team of researchers from UNLV recently announced the discovery of fossilized footprints 60 million years older than the earliest dinosaurs on a slab of sandstone about 115 miles northeast of Las Vegas. http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/science-and-technology/unlv-researchers-puzzle-over-tracks-left-near-gold-butte-predate
  2. 'A pivotal moment in the west': pro-militia Oregon sheriff seeks re-election. Glenn Palmer, a three-term incumbent linked to the Patriot movement, is among the west’s most controversial local officials and could stay in office after Tuesday. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/nov/07/oregon-county-sheriff-glenn-palmer-todd-mckinley-reelection

Saturday, November 05, 2016

  1. Who was John Killman? A tip and detective work unmask mystery man at Oregon refuge. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/11/who_was_john_killman_a_tip_and.html
  2. Here's our dream cast for the Oregon standoff movie (photos) http://www.oregonlive.com/trending/2016/11/oregon_standoff_the_movie_here.html
  3. Oregon standoff: See you in court -- again -- Ammon Bundy (Letters to the Editor) http://www.oregonlive.com/opinion/index.ssf/2016/11/oregon_standoff_see_you_in_cou.html

Friday, November 04, 2016

  1. Rancher Cliven Bundy sues congressional candidate Ruben Kihuen over attack ads. http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/politics-and-government/rancher-cliven-bundy-sues-congressional-candidate-ruben-kihuen-over
  2. Bundy Family and Militias, Emboldened by Acquittals, Warn of More Conflict Over Land Issues. The acquittal of Ammon and Ryan Bundy, along with five other members of the armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, has resonated through the antigovernment extremist movement in unsettling ways. And the Bundy family is warning the fight might not be over. https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2016/11/04/bundy-family-and-militias-emboldened-acquittals-warn-more-conflict-over-land-issues
  3. Oath Keepers, Three Percenters, and the Bundys: A year inside America’s militias. Some call them militia. They call themselves patriots. In the United States, many local militias are armed and have taken issue with some government policies. After spending a year with groups in Oregon, Montana, Nevada and Idaho protesting what they describe as government overreach, I've decided not to label them at all. https://widerimage.reuters.com/story/a-year-inside-americas-militia-2

Thursday, November 03, 2016

  1. Ammon, Ryan Bundy return to Nevada for trial over armed standoff at family ranch. http://www.reviewjournal.com/crime/courts/ammon-ryan-bundy-return-nevada-trial-over-armed-standoff-family-ranch
  2. Transcript of Juror 4's emails: His explanation for Ammon Bundy verdict, http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/11/transcript_of_juror_4s_emails.html
  3. What precedent is set by Oregon standoff verdict? (Letters to the Editor). http://www.oregonlive.com/opinion/index.ssf/2016/11/what_precedent_is_set_by_orego.html

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

  1. Why do we punish Dakota pipeline protesters but exonerate the Bundys? Ladonna Bravebull Allard The Bundy militia fought for their right to make money. We want to protect our sacred lands – but the state is treating us with violence and hostility. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/nov/02/dakota-pipeline-protest-bundy-militia
  2. New Hampshire man wants to withdraw plea in Bunkerville standoff case. http://www.reviewjournal.com/crime/courts/new-hampshire-man-wants-withdraw-plea-bunkerville-standoff-case
  3. Oregon Standoff Leaders Head To Nevada Jail For New Charges. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/ammon-bundy-ryan-nevada-jail/
  4. 'Too Damn Much Land': Debate Over Public Land Ownership Comes To The Northwest. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/public-land-ownership-northwest/
  5. Bundy brothers discharged from Oregon jail, headed to Nevada with U.S. Marshals. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/11/bundy_brothers_have_been_disch.html
  6. Outrage at Malheur, Standing Rock is predictable (Opinion). http://www.oregonlive.com/opinion/index.ssf/2016/11/outrage_at_malheur_standing_ro.html
  7. Hot Button: Readers respond to Malheur verdict, question of 'justice' (Letters to the Editor). http://www.oregonlive.com/opinion/index.ssf/2016/11/hot_button_readers_respond_to.html

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

  1. In the Nevada desert, Bundy family warns of another standoff. https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/2016/11/01/c45bdf4e-a04c-11e6-a44d-cc2898cfab06_story.html
  2. Ammon Bundy: ‘We will continue to stand’ http://www.reviewjournal.com/local/nevada/ammon-bundy-we-will-continue-stand
  3. Parallels Seen Between Protests Of Dakota Pipeline, Oregon Refuge Occupation. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/oregon-standoff-trial-dakota-access-pipeline-protests/
  4. 41 Days And 8 Months Later: Dissecting The Oregon Standoff Trial. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/trial-not-guilty-verdict-reaction-bundy/
  5. Ammon Bundy: 'We will continue to stand'. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/10/ammon_bundy_we_will_continue_t.html
  6. Drop charges against Oregon refuge occupiers awaiting trial, defense lawyers say. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/10/drop_charges_against_oregon_re.html

Sunday, October 30, 2016

  1. Bundy, like Trump, further splits a divided society. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/10/bundy_like_trump_further_split.html
  2. Ammon Bundy verdict puts federal land agencies on alert. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/10/post_15.html
  3. Conspiracy charge, defendants' 'state of mind' proved hurdles in Ammon Bundy prosecution. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/10/conspiracy_charge_defendants_s.html
  4. After Malheur, patriot groups claim common cause with other protest movements. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/10/after_malheur_patriot_groups_s.html
  5. Prankster lists Malheur wildlife refuge on Craigslist: Dogs, cats, standoffs OK. http://www.oregonlive.com/trending/2016/10/prankster_lists_malheur_national_wildlife_refuge_on_craiglist.html
  6. Legal Experts Discuss How Oregon Standoff Jury Reached Verdict. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/how-jury-reach-not-guilty-verdict/
  7. 'This Land Is Our Land' Update: Harney County, Tribes, Federal Employees React. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/harney-tribes-employees-react-verdict-this-land-is-our-land/
  8. 'This Land Is Our Land' Update: Listener Questions About The Verdict. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/this-land-is-our-land-update-verdict-questions-listener/
  9. US Attorney Billy Williams: Occupation Verdict 'Disappointing, Bitterly So.' http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/prosecution-reaction-not-guilty-verdict/
  10. Attorneys Say Racial Bias Played A Role In Malheur Verdict. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/malheur-verdict-racial-bias-played-a-role/
  11. 3 Takeaways From The Oregon Refuge Occupiers' Acquittal. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/refuge-trial-verdict-impact-protests-future/

Saturday, October 29, 2016

  1. Oregon militia standoff trial: shock and anger after Bundys found not guilty. The surprise verdict over the armed occupation has left many concerned that it will encourage other militias to take action against the government. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/oct/28/oregon-militia-standoff-bundy-trial-not-guilty-reactions
  2. Appeals panel will not let Larry Klayman defend Cliven Bundy in Bunkerville standoff case. http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/bundy-blm/appeals-panel-will-not-let-larry-klayman-defend-cliven-bundy-bunkerville-standoff
  3. ‘Part of a miracle’: Jubilation at Bundy ranch in Nevada over Oregon acquittals. http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/bundy-blm/part-miracle-jubilation-bundy-ranch-nevada-over-oregon-acquittals

Thursday, October 27, 2016

  1. Jury finds all Oregon standoff defendants not guilty of federal conspiracy, gun charges. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/10/oregon_standoff_verdicts_annou.html
  2. Oregon standoff: All defendants found not guilty. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/10/judge_welcomes_new_juror_direc.html

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

  1. Court Agrees To Dismiss Juror No. 11 In Malheur Trial. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/oregon-standoff-trial-ammon-bundy-attorney-juror-mistrial/
  2. Federal judge dismisses a juror for 'good cause' in Oregon standoff trial. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/10/federal_judge_dismisses_a_juro.html
  3. Legal experts give their analysis of jury questions from Oregon standoff trial. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/10/legal_experts_give_their_analy.html
  4. Judge dismisses juror for bias in Bundys’ Oregon standoff trial. http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/bundy-blm/judge-dismisses-juror-bias-bundys-oregon-standoff-trial
  5. Jurors indicate difficulty reaching consensus on Oregon wildlife refuge standoff. http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/bundy-blm/jurors-indicate-difficulty-reaching-consensus-oregon-wildlife-refuge-standoff
  6. US Supreme Court closes book on Wayne Hage, Sagebrush Rebellion court case. http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/nevada-legislature/us-supreme-court-closes-book-wayne-hage-sagebrush-rebellion-court-case

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

  1. One juror questions impartiality of another juror during deliberations in Oregon standoff case. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/10/one_juror_questions_impartiali.html
  2. Juror Questioned Over Bias Will Likely Continue In Malheur Case. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/oregon-standoff-trial-juror-impartiality/
  3. Cliven Bundy has new lawyer in Bunkerville standoff case. http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/bundy-blm/cliven-bundy-has-new-lawyer-bunkerville-standoff-case

Monday, October 24, 2016

  1. Refuge Occupier Ryan Payne Explains Why He Wants To Reverse Guilty Plea. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/malheur-refuge-occupier-ryan-payne-guilty-plea/
  2. Bundy Supporters Rally Outside Federal Courthouse As Jury Deliberates. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/bundy-supporters-portland-federal-courthouse/

Thursday, October 20, 2016

  1. 'This Land Is Our Land' Ep. 10: Jury Deliberation. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/this-land-is-our-land-ep-10-jury-deliberation/
  2. Malheur Occupation Trial Goes To Jury. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/ryan-closing-argument-shawna-cox/
  3. Federal conspiracy case against Ammon Bundy, six co-defendants heads to jurors. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/10/federal_conspiracy_case_agains.html
  4. Oregon standoff trial: Wednesday highlights, and what's next. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/10/oregon_standoff_trial_wednesda_4.html

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

  1. Ryan Bundy quotes Martin Luther King in his closing argument of Oregon trial. http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/bundy-blm/ryan-bundy-quotes-martin-luther-king-his-closing-argument-oregon-trial
  2. Ryan Bundy Asks Jury To Reconsider Role Of Government. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/ryan-closing-argument-shawna-cox/
  3. Closing Arguments Continue Wednesday As Malheur Trial Nears End. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/oregon-standoff-trial-malheur-closing-arguments-defense-day-2/
  4. 'This Land Is Our Land' Update: Closing Arguments. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/this-land-is-our-land-update-malheur-trial-closing-arguments/
  5. Conspiracy charge 'stretches reality,' David Fry's lawyer argues in Oegon standoff closing. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/10/conspiracy_charge_stretches_re.html
  6. Oregon standoff trial: Tuesday highlights, and what's next. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/10/oregon_standoff_trial_tuesday_4.html
  7. Lawyers present starkly different portraits of refuge occupation in closing arguments. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/10/lawyers_present_starkly_differ.html

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

  1. Ammon Bundy's Attorney Begins Closing Arguments. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/oregon-standoff-malheur-trial-bundy-closing-arguments/
  2. 'This Land Is Our Land': The Defense Rests Its Case. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/oregon-standoff-malheur-defense-rests-its-case-bundy/
  3. Oregon refuge simply 'wasn't theirs' to take, prosecutor says in closing argument. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/10/oregon_wildlife_refuge_simply.html
  4. Oregon standoff trial: Picking words for jury instructions a painstaking but important task. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/10/oregon_standoff_trial_parsing.html
  5. Defense rests with witness confirming he was FBI informant and ran occupation's shooting range. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/10/defense_rests_with_witness_con.html

Monday, October 17, 2016

  1. Lawyer in Bunkerville standoff case wants to block evidence gathered by undercover film crew. http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/bundy-blm/lawyer-bunkerville-standoff-case-wants-block-evidence-gathered-undercover-film-crew
  2. Defense Rests Its Case In Malheur Trial. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/oregon-standoff-trial-defense-case-rests-closing-arguments-informants/
  3. Malheur Trial Defense Team Seeks More Info On Government Informants. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/government-informants-defense-rest/
  4. Oregon standoff: 'Who is John Killman?' Defense lawyers believe he was an FBI confidential source. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/10/oregon_standoff_who_is_john_ki.html

Sunday, October 16, 2016

  1. Friends of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge released from Ryan Bundy's subpoena. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/10/friends_of_malheur_national_wi.html
  2. 15 confidential sources fed FBI info from Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/10/15_confidential_sources_fed_fb.html

Saturday, October 15, 2015

  1. 'This Land Is Our Land': The Heart Of The Issue — Public Lands. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/this-land-is-our-land-the-heart-of-the-issue-public-lands/
  2. Oregon standoff trial: Friday's highlights and what's next. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/10/oregon_standoff_trial_fridays.html

Friday, October 14, 2016

  1. Malheur Occupier David Fry: I Should Have Been At Fatal Traffic Stop. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/david-fry-testimony/
  2. Malheur Occupation Trial Could Go To Jury Next Week. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/refuge-trial-near-end-david-fry/
  3. 15 confidential sources fed FBI info from Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/10/15_confidential_sources_fed_fb.html
  4. Oregon standoff holdout David Fry: 'I really thought I was going to die'. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/10/oregon_standoff_holdout_david.html
  5. Concerns about refuge occupiers heading to Grant County reached Gov. Brown's office in mid-January. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/10/concerns_about_refuge_occupier.html

Thursday, October 13, 2016

  1. Cliven Bundy changes mind after seeking publicly funded defense lawyer in standoff case. http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/bundy-blm/cliven-bundy-changes-mind-after-seeking-publicly-funded-defense-lawyer-standoff-case
  2. Malheur Occupation Trial Could Go To Jury Next Week. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/refuge-trial-near-end-david-fry/
  3. Judge Criticizes Defense In Occupation Trial; Cox Testifies. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/protest-richard-mack-david-ward/
  4. Bundy Ally Ryan Payne Asks Judge To Withdraw His Guilty Plea. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/ryan-payne-oregon-standoff-guilty-plea-withdraw-nevada/
  5. Oregon standoff defendant Shawna Cox takes stand, plays her video of arrest. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/10/oregon_standoff_defendant_shaw.html
  6. Oregon standoff defendant Ryan Payne wants to withdraw guilty plea. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/10/oregon_standoff_defendant_ryan.html

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

  1. Ore. Community Becomes Unwilling Symbol For Anti-Government Movement. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/npr-ore-community-becomes-unwilling-symbol-for-anti-government-movement/
  2. 'This Land Is Our Land' Update: Online Radicalization, Mental Illness And David Fry. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/this-land-is-our-land-david-fry-malheur-occupation/
  3. Ryan Bundy Questions His Wife; Medenbach Testifies. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/oregon-standoff-trial-david-fry-ryan-bundy-fbi/
  4. Defense Plans Uncertain As Malheur Trial Enters 6th Week. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/oregon-standoff-trial-6th-week-defense-plans/
  5. Ken Medenbach testifies that the Bundys are his 'heroes,' and he's exactly where he wants to be. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/10/ken_medenbach_testifies_that_t.html#incart_river_home_pop
  6. Defense resumes with testimony on FBI informant, David Fry's mental eval and 'ugly guns'. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/10/defense_resumes_with_testimony.html

Sunday, October 09, 2016

  1. 'Mr. Bundy, how ya doing?' begins rare exchange between Bundy brothers at trial. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/10/mr_bundy_how_ya_doing_began_ra.html
  2. Does Ammon Bundy's 10-hour testimony help or hurt his case in Oregon standoff trial? http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/10/legal_experts_weigh_in_on_ammo.html

Saturday, October 08, 2016

  1. Public Lands Damaged By Grazing Aren't Getting The Restoration They Need, Report Finds. http://www.opb.org/news/article/public-lands-arent-being-restored/

federal land-return movement and Cliven Bundy, older October 2016

Friday, October 07, 2016

  1. 'This Land Is Our Land' Ep. 8: Guns And Gun Culture In Court. http://www.opb.org/news/series/election-2016/this-land-is-our-land-malheur-trial-gun-laws-gun-culture-bundy/
  2. U.S. marshals end Ammon Bundy's contact visits with lawyers in courthouse over 'disrespect'. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/10/us_marshals_no_longer_allowing.html
  3. Oregon standoff trial: Thursday highlights, and what's next. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/10/oregon_standoff_trial_thursday_3.html

Thursday, October 06, 2016

  1. Why Was a 26-Year-Old Computer Whiz from Ohio the Last Man Standing at Malheur? http://www.outsideonline.com/2122591/david-fry-malheur-holdout
  2. Prosecutor Cross-Examines Ammon Bundy In 15 Minutes. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/ammon-bundy-oregon-standoff-trial-testimony-day-3/
  3. 'This Land Is Our Land' Update: More Testimony From Ammon Bundy. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/this-land-is-our-land-update-testimony-ammon-bundy/
  4. Heated exchanges, with some lighter moments, during the federal conspiracy case Wednesday. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/10/heated_exchanges_with_some_lig.html
  5. Oregon standoff trial: Wednesday highlights, and what's next. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/10/oregon_standoff_trial_wednesda_3.html
  6. Ammon Bundy describes arrest: 'Men in the trees and everywhere else'. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/10/ammon_bundy_describes_arrest_m.html

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

  1. Ammon Bundy Cites ‘Duty’ To Occupy Wildlife Refuge. The occupation’s accused ringleader wept as he recounted what he said was government mistreatment of his family. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/ammon-bundy-oregon-trial_us_57f4458ae4b015995f2bd681?
  2. Ammon Bundy testifies how Bunkerville shaped his views for Harney County. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/10/ammon_bundy_testifies_about_ho.html
  3. Oregon standoff trial: Tuesday highlights, and what's next. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/10/oregon_standoff_trial_tuesday_3.html
  4. Ammon Bundy Testifies: Guns, Divine Intervention, Greg Walden. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/ammon-bundy-oregon-standoff-trial-testimony-day-2/
  5. Ammon Bundy Testifies To His 'Duty To Get Involved' In Oregon. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/ammon-testimony-witness-stand/
  6. 'This Land Is Our Land' Update: Ammon Bundy Takes The Stand. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/this-land-is-our-land-update-ammon-bundy-testimony-trial/

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

  1. Defense Develops Weapons Theory In Refuge Trial. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/oregon-standoff-trial-ammon-bundy-david-fry/
  2. Father of final holdout in Oregon standoff says son is computer whiz, not gun enthusiast. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/10/david_frys_father_describes_so.html
  3. The darkness at the heart of Masher. A Westerner traces the roots – and meaning – of the Oregon occupation. http://www.hcn.org/issues/48.5/the-darkness-at-the-heart-of-malheur

Monday, October 03, 2016

  1. Gun Charge Against Shawna Cox Dismissed, Ward Testifies. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/standoff-trial-shawna-cox-sheriff-david-ward-ammon-bundy/
  2. Ammon Bundy Likely To Testify Tuesday As Oregon Standoff Trial Continues. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/oregon-standoff-trial-ammon-bundy-david-ward-harney-county/
  3. Judge drops firearms charge against Shawna Cox; Harney County sheriff called back to testify. http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2016/10/judge_drops_firearms_charge_ag.html
  4. Ammon Bundy says he feels the court has left him no choice but to take the witness stand. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/10/ammon_bundy_says_he_feels_the.html

Sunday, October 02, 2016

  1. 'We're obsessed': Oregon standoff trial draws spectators from near and far. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/10/were_obsessed_oregon_standoff.html

Saturday, October 01, 2016

  1. Lawyer says FBI agents posed as film crew in Bunkerville standoff investigation. Attorney Chris Rasmussen said undercover agents conducted video interviews of several defendants to “extract admissions” from them before they were charged. He identified the company as Longbow Productions, which does not appear in online Nevada licensing records. http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/bundy-blm/lawyer-says-fbi-agents-posed-film-crew-bunkerville-standoff-investigation

Friday, September 30, 2016

  1. Banta Becomes First Occupier To Testify. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/oregon-standoff-trial-franklin-graham-david-fry/
  2. Judge inclined to dismiss firearms charge against defendant Shawna Cox without more evidence. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/09/federal_judge_inclined_to_dism.html
  3. Oregon standoff trial: Thursday highlights, and what's next. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/09/oregon_standoff_trial_thursday_2.html
  4. Public land belongs to all Americans (Opinion). http://www.oregonlive.com/opinion/index.ssf/2016/09/public_land_belongs_to_all_ame.html

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

  1. Idaho militia group members resign, say leader took money. http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2016/sep/28/idaho-militia-group-members-resign-say-leader-took/
  2. Defense Gets Off To Rocky Start In Oregon Standoff Trial. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/oregon-standoff-trial-defense-begins-case-fbi/
  3. FBI sent two agents into Mormon church in Burns as part of refuge takeover investigation. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/09/defense_begins_in_case_with_a.html
  4. Brief history of federal conspiracy statute aired before judge in Oregon standoff case. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/09/brief_history_of_federal_consp.html
  5. Oregon standoff trial: Tuesday highlights, and what's next. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/09/oregon_standoff_trial_tuesday_2.html
  6. 'This Land Is Our Land': The Government Rests Its Case. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/this-land-is-our-land-government-rests-case/
  7. https://www.scribd.com/document/325639649/Ryan-Bundy-Motion-for-Acquittal

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

  1. Feds present dramatic display of 22 long guns, 12 handguns recovered from refuge. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/09/feds_present_dramatic_display.html
  2. Defense in Oregon standoff trial plans to recall government witnesses. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/09/defense_in_oregon_standoff_tri.html
  3. Prosecution Rests In Refuge Occupation Trial. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/oregon-standoff-trial-the-prosecution-rests-its-case/
  4. Prosecution Details Evidence FBI Found At Malheur Refuge. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/oregon-standoff-trial-ken-medenbach-weapons-ammunition/
  5. UO Professor Speaks Out on Lasting Effects of Oregon Standoff - See more at: http://www.kezi.com/news/video/UO_Professor_Speaks_Out_on_Lasting_Effects_of_Oregon_Standoff.html#sthash.Pxiv8p0O.dpuf
  6. http://tunein.com/radio/La-MesaEl-Cajon-and-Santee-Police-s207753/
  7. Cliven Bundy lawyer wants off Bunkerville standoff case. Facing serious back problems, Cliven Bundy’s lawyer is trying to withdraw from the Bunkerville standoff case. Attorney Joel Hansen said in court papers last week that he is preparing to have back surgery later this year and will be unable to participate in the criminal trial, which is set to begin on Feb. 6. “Due to my health issues, I do not believe that Cliven Bundy could receive a vigorous and effective defense if I were forced to stay on the case,” Hansen said. “And since I may probably be disabled for up to 12 weeks between now and the trial, there is no way I can be properly prepared to attend the trial.” Hansen said he has recruited another lawyer to take his place but did not identify the lawyer. http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/bundy-blm/cliven-bundy-lawyer-wants-bunkerville-standoff-case
  8. Grant Co. sheriff invokes the 5th when questioned. The Oregonian sued Sheriff Glenn Palmer in an effort to obtain public records. Grant County Sheriff Glenn Palmer was questioned twice last week by an attorney representing The Oregonian/OregonLive, which sued the sheriff in an effort to obtain public records. http://koin.com/2016/09/27/grant-co-sheriff-invokes-the-5th-when-questioned/
  9. Grant County sheriff invokes the Fifth when questioned about public records. By Les Zaitz http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2016/09/grant_county_sheriff_invokes_t.html
  10. Feds present dramatic display of 22 long guns, 12 handguns recovered from refuge. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/09/feds_present_dramatic_display.html
  11. Oregon standoff trial: Monday's highlights and what's ahead. http://www.oregonlive.com/today/index.ssf/2016/09/oregon_standoff_trial_mondays.html
  12. Guns Take Center Stage In Oregon Standoff Trial. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/oregon-standoff-trial-the-prosecution-rests-its-case/

Monday, September 26, 2016

  1. Prosecution Details Evidence FBI Found At Masher Refuge. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/oregon-standoff-trial-ken-medenbach-weapons-ammunition/
  2. Prosecution In Oregon Standoff Trial Turns Its Case To Guns. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/oregon-standoff-trial-guns-weapons-evidence/
  3. FBI agents find more than 1,600 shell casings at boat launch, ammo throughout refuge. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/09/fbi_agents_find_more_than_1600.html

Sunday, September 25, 2016

  1. Listen: OPB's 'This Land Is Our Land' Podcasthttp://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/this-land-is-our-land-podcast-patriot-movement-family/

Saturday, September 24, 2016

  1. Oregon standoff defendant Scott Willingham sentenced for theft of government cameras. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/09/oregon_standoff_defendant_scot_1.html
  2. Inviting wrath of judge may be part of a calculated approach by Ammon Bundy's lawyer. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/09/inviting_wrath_of_judge_may_be.html#incart_river_home_pop
  3. Outside Looking In: Rancher Describes His View Of The Malheur Occupation. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/oregon-standoff-trial-fbi-agents-rancher-testimony/
  4. First Malheur Occupier Sentenced To Probation.

Friday, September 23, 2016

  1. Oregon standoff trial: Thursday highlights, and what's next. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/09/oregon_standoff_trial_thursday_1.html

Thursday, September 22, 2016

  1. Judge Threatens To Hold Ammon Bundy's Attorney In Contempt. The warning came during the cross examination of Harney County rancher Andy Dunbar when Mumford began asking questions about the circumstances surrounding the Jan. 26 fatal shooting of occupation spokesperson Robert “LaVoy” Finicum. Brown warned Mumford that she will hold him in contempt if he continues to violate her orders on how Finicum’s shooting can be addressed in front of the jury. She said she will fine him $1,000 for each question he raises about the circumstances of the shooting when jurors are in the courtroom. According to Brown, Mumford can address the fact that the shooting occurred and the date on which it occurred with witnesses, but anything involving how Finicum died is off limits in the presence of the jury. She told Mumford that if he has a question involving Finicum’s shooting he can inform the court and she will dismiss the jury. After some back and forth, Mumford acknowledged that he understood her warning. Brown later extended the warning to all attorneys and prosecutors. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/oregon-standoff-trial-fbi-agents-rancher-testimony/
  2. Judge to Ammon Bundy's lawyer: If he continues to defy her orders, she'll hold him in contempt. http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2016/09/judge_threatens_ammon_bundy_if.html#incart_big-photo
  3. Oregon standoff trial: Wednesday highlights, and what's next. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/09/oregon_standoff_trial_wednesda_1.html

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

  1. Jurors hear FBI crisis negotiator's calls to refuge holdouts. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/09/jurors_heard_fbi_crisis_negoti.html
  2. Informant Tipped Off OSP On Day Of Arrests Of Several Malheur Occupation Leaders. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/oregon-standoff-trial-lavoy-finicum-shooting-arrests-ammon-ryan-bundy-shawna-cox-fbi/
  3. Report: Staff Shortages Hamper US Wildlife Refuges. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/report-staff-shortages-hamper-us-wildlife-refuges/
  4. Mark McConnell, man driving Jeep before Ammon Bundy's arrest, was informant, testimony reveals. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/09/mark_mcconnell_man_driving_jee.html
  5. Oregon standoff trial: Tuesday highlights, and what's next. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/09/oregon_standoff_trial_tuesday_1.html

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

  1. Ammon Bundy Had $8K In Cash On Him At Time Of Arrest. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/oregon-standoff-trial-fbi-fish-wildlife-employees-tuesday-week-2/
  2. Ammon Bundy had $8,031 in cash when arrested, talked on cell en route to jail. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/09/ammon_bundy_had_8031_in_cash_o.html#incart_big-photo
  3. Ryan Bundy Mistrial Motion. https://www.scribd.com/document/324656667/Ryan-Bundy-Mistrial-Motion https://twitter.com/maxoregonian/status/778239397284024320
  4. Oregon standoff trial: Monday's highlights, what's next. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/09/oregon_standoff_trial_mondays.html

Monday, September 19, 2016

  1. 'This Land Is Our Land': Refuge Employees Testify And Contested Bundy Interview. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/this-land-is-our-land-refuge-employees-testimony-contested-ryan-bundy-interview/
  2. Refuge Employees, Former Occupier Take Stand In Malheur Refuge Trial. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/oregon-standoff-malheur-refuge-trashed-testimony/
  3. Malheur Refuge Employees To Testify About Life During The Occupation. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/trial-malheur-wildlife-refuge-employees-week-2/
  4. Malheur National Wildlife Refuge fish biologist finds office 'completely trashed,' she testifies. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/09/malheur_national_wildlife_refu_1.html#incart_river_home_pop

Sunday, September 18, 2016

  1. Senate candidate rips Nevada Democrats for linking her to Cliven Bundy https://shar.es/1xgKPC via @reviewjournal
  2. Jay Kay ‏@Joe_Kohlman 21h21 hours ago Ammon could only shake his head as JAB allowed this pic into evidence -- was from his FB page. #OregonStandoff https://twitter.com/Joe_Kohlman/status/777268753478348800 CslppiXXEAE5ewI.jpg

Saturday, September 17, 2016

  1. What we’re reading about the Bundy trial in Oregon - http://www.hcn.org/articles/what-were-reading-about-the-bundy-trial-in-oregon @highcountrynews
  2. Judge Denies Motion By Ammon Bundy's Lawyer For Mistrial. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/malheur-national-wildlife-refuge-trial-facebook-evidence/
  3. Police Arrest Man Carrying Rifle Near Malheur Occupation Trial. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/malheur-occupation-trial-man-with-rifle/
  4. Ammon Bundy's Facebook posts revealed: 'I would never show up to a rally without my arms'. http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2016/09/ammon_bundys_facebook_posts_re.html
  5. Oregon standoff trial: Friday highlights, and what's next. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/09/oregon_standoff_trial_friday_h.html

Friday, September 16, 2016

  1. Ammon Bundy's lawyers file motion for a mistrial, claiming 'prejudicial' testimony by Harney County sheriff. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/09/ammon_bundys_lawyers_file_moti.html
  2. Oregon standoff trial: Thursday highlights, and what's next. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/09/oregon_standoff_trial_thursday.html

Thursday, September 15, 2016

  1. Man with concealed rifle arrested near courthouse where Oregon standoff trial is happening. http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2016/09/man_toting_concealed_rifle_arr.html
  2. Manager of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge Testifies At Trial. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/oregon-standoff-trial-day-3-ammon-bundy-walter-eaton/
  3. Initial Takeover Of Malheur Refuge Outlined In Testimony Thursday. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/oregon-standoff-trial-day-3-ammon-bundy-walter-eaton/
  4. 'This Land Is Our Land' Update: First Witnesses. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/this-land-is-our-land-first-witnesses/
  5. Oregon standoff: Refuge manager explains Jan. 2 decision to keep employees home. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/09/refuge_manager_explains_his_ja.html
  6. Ammon Bundy chooses to wear jail scrubs in trial. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/09/ammon_bundy_chooses_to_wear_ja.html
  7. Oregon standoff trial: Wednesday highlights, and what's next. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/09/oregon_standoff_trial_wednesda.html
  8. Judge rebukes feds for 'lack of diligence, attention to detail' in failure to secure Facebook material. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/09/judge_admonishes_feds_for_obvi.html

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

  1. Bundy trial: Oregon sheriff says he was threatened with ultimatum by militia. Sheriff David Ward told the court his small rural community is ‘still dealing with the fallout’ of the armed occupation as controversial trial continues. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/sep/14/oregon-militia-standoff-bundy-trial-oregon-sheriff-david-ward
  2. Rep. Matt Shea presents Oregon-standoff figure Bosworth with "2016 Patriot of the Year" award. http://www.inlander.com/Bloglander/archives/2016/09/12/rep-matt-shea-presents-oregon-standoff-figure-bosworth-with-2016-patriot-of-the-year-award
  3. Armed Takeover Violated Law, Prosecutor Argues as Trial Begins. The trial for defendants in the armed standoff at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge begins. https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2016/09/14/armed-takeover-violated-law-prosecutor-argues-trial-begins
  4. Threat Against Harney County Sheriff Described In Testimony. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/oregon-standoff-trial-harney-county-sheriffdavid-ward-testimony/
  5. Burns man who rode in first caravan to refuge Jan. 2 testifies for government. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/09/burns_man_who_rode_in_first_ca.html#incart_big-photo
  6. Harney County Sheriff Dave Ward testifies: 'I didn't go to pick a fight. I wanted them to go home.' http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2016/09/harney_county_sheriff_dave_war.html
  7. Oregon standoff trial: Tuesday highlights, and what's next. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/09/oregon_standoff_trial_tuesday.html
  8. Two contrasting portraits of refuge occupation emerge during opening statements. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/09/two_contrasting_portraits_of_r.html
  9. You can now show your support for the Bundys with this 'Unindicted Co-Conspirator' T-shirt. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/09/you_can_now_show_your_support.html
  10. Was that Oregon wildlife refuge occupation a legitimate protest? In the trial of seven activists who staged an armed occupation of Oregon's Malheur National Wildlife Refuge last winter, prosecutors dismissed claims that their actions were protected under the First Amendment. http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/2016/0914/Was-that-Oregon-wildlife-refuge-occupation-a-legitimate-protest

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

  1. Opening Statements Conclude In Malheur Trial, Sheriff Ward To Take Stand Wednesday. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/malheur-refuge-trial-opening-arguments-day-1/
  2. 'This Land Is Our Land' Update: Opening Statements http://www.opb.org/news/article/this-land-is-our-land-update-opening-statements/
  3. Trial begins for militants who occupied Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon standoff. http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-oregon-malheur-trial-20160913-snap-story.html
  4. Line forms early outside federal courthouse on day of Bundy trial's opening statements. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/09/protesters_gather_outside_fede.html
  5. Opening Arguments Begin Tuesday In Malheur Refuge Case. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/malheur-oregon-occupation-trial-opening-arguments/

Monday, September 12, 2016

  1. Judge Rules Prosecutors Can Use Facebook Evidence In Malheur Refuge Trial. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/judge-rules-prosecutors-can-use-facebook-evidence-in-malheur-refuge-trial/
  2. Defense Says Government Lied To Court About Facebook Evidence In Refuge Trial. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/government-lie-facebook-evidence-trial/
  3. Jury selected for Oregon standoff trial; opening statements begin Tuesday. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/09/jury_selected_for_oregon_stand.html
  4. Pete Santilli talks about dismissal of Oregon case, doesn't hold 'ounce of bitterness'. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/09/pete_santilli_talks_about_dism.html
  5. Defendants' intent the central question in Oregon standoff trial. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/09/defendants_intent_the_central.html
  6. Oregon standoff: Judge to admonish feds, but deny motion to suppress Facebook evidence. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/09/judge_denies_motion_to_suppres.html
  7. Oregon standoff defendant Jeff Banta had to remind judge he also faces firearms charge. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/09/oregon_standoff_defendant_jeff.html

Thursday, September 08, 2016

  1. 40 potential jurors identified so far in Oregon standoff trial. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/09/40_potential_jurors_identified.html
  2. Documentary film will chronicle the Oregon standoff at Malheur wildlife refuge. http://www.oregonlive.com/tv/2016/09/documentary_film_will_chronicl.html

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

  1. Federal judge finds Bundy brothers' trial attire appropriate. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/09/federal_judge_finds_bundy_brot.html
  2. Bundy Bunch Trial Starts With Life-Or-Death Demand To Allow Idiots To Wear Cowboy Boots. http://wonkette.com/606333/bundy-bunch-trial-starts-with-life-or-death-demand-to-allow-idiots-to-wear-cowboy-boots
  3. Judge excludes 11 of 31 potential jurors for Oregon standoff trial in first day of questioning. http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2016/09/judge_excludes_11_of_31_potent.html
  4. Trial for Ammon Bundy, 6 others in Oregon standoff set to begin. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/09/oregon_standoff_trial_for_ammo.html
  5. Trial For Malheur Occupiers Kicks Off In Portland. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/trial-malheur-occupiers-begins-portland/
  6. Trial Opens For Occupiers Of Oregon Wildlife Refuge. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/npr-trial-opens-for-occupiers-of-oregon-wildlife-refuge/
  7. Mumford's last-minute motion to dismiss case against Ammon Bundy. https://www.scribd.com/document/323251339/Mumford-Speedy-Trial-Dismiss
  8. Feds dismiss conspiracy case against Oregon standoff defendant Pete Santilli on eve of trial. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/09/feds_dismiss_federal_conspirac.html
  9. Ammon Bundy's lawyer argues for his client's right to wear cowboy boots at trial. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/09/ammon_bundys_lawyer_argues_for.html
  10. Oregon standoff trial: The key players. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/09/oregon_standoff_trial_the_key.html
  11. Oregon standoff trial: What you need to know. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/09/oregon_standoff_trial_what_you.html
  12. Trial for Ammon Bundy, 6 others in Oregon standoff set to begin. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/09/oregon_standoff_trial_for_ammo.html
  13. Charges Dismissed Against Refuge Occupier Pete Santilli. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/malheur-pete-santilli-prosecutors-case-dismiss-request/
  14. BONUS 'This Land Is Our Land': Pete Santilli Charges Dropped And Jury Selection. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/this-land-is-our-land-santilli-charges-dropped-jury-selection/
  15. Trial Opens For Occupiers Of Oregon Wildlife Refuge. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/npr-trial-opens-for-occupiers-of-oregon-wildlife-refuge/

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

  1. Federal judge denies Oregon standoff defendant Ryan Bundy's motion to ditch his standby counsel. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/09/federal_judge_denied_oregon_st.html
  2. Ryan Bundy Asks To Remove Standby Counsel, Dismiss Charges. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/ryan-dismiss-charges-remove-standby-counsel/
  3. Malheur Refuge Headquarters Will Remain Closed During Trial. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/malheur-wildlife-refuge-closed-during-occupation-trial/

Saturday, September 03, 2016

  1. Third defendant Bunkerville standoff case reaches plea deal. Joseph O’Shaughnessy, 44, an Arizona militia member, has agreed to plead guilty before Chief U.S. District Judge Gloria Navaro on Wednesday, according to court records. Navarro has indicated that she has a plea agreement signed by O’Shaughnessy, who earlier this year pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge stemming from the armed takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon. Prosecutors regard O’Shaughnessy as a midlevel organizer of the 2014 armed confrontation with law enforcement in Bunkerville, about 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas. http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/bundy-blm/third-defendant-bunkerville-standoff-case-reaches-plea-deal
  2. Judge Details Malheur Occupation Evidence Allowed At Trial. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/malheur-occupation-trial-evidence-allowed/
  3. Faces Of The Malheur Refuge Occupation Trial. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/malheur-refuge-occupation-defendants-trial-status-criminal-case/
  4. This Land Is Our Land: Meet The Defendants Podcast. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/this-land-is-our-land-podcast-meet-defendants/
  5. Ammon Bundy's lawyer quotes from Western film, mocks federal prosecutors in last-minute legal motion. http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2016/09/ammon_bundy_quotes_from.html
  6. New Yorker writer praises Obama administration's handling of Malheur standoff. http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2016/09/new_yorker_writer_praises_obam.html
  7. Federal judge in Oregon standoff case rules on what evidence can be introduced at trial. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/09/federal_judge_in_oregon_stando.html
  8. Prosecutors withdraw motion for live feed of Bundy trial for fed employees in Burns. http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2016/09/prosecutors_withdraw_motion_to.html

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

  1. Oregon's U.S. senators ask court to quash Ryan Bundy's subpoenas. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/08/oregons_us_senators_ask_court.html
  2. Have you heard ‘Trailer: OPB's This Land Is Our Land’ by OPB This Land Is Our Land on #SoundCloud? #np https://soundcloud.com/thislandisourland/trailer-opbs-this-land-is-our-land

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

  1. Oregon Standoff Judge Rules On Self-Representation, Mental Health Testimony. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/ryan-kenneth-medenbach-can-self-representation-david-fry-mental-health/
  2. Malheur Refuge Occupier Visits Oregon Capitol In Seek Of Support. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/malheur-refuge-occupier-kenneth-medenbach-oregon-capitol/
  3. Oregon standoff: David Fry suffers from schizotypal personality disorder, mental health expert to testify. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/08/oregon_standoff_david_fry_suff.html
  4. Despite misgivings, judge allows Oregon standoff defendants Ryan Bundy, Ken Medenbach to represent themselves. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/08/despite_misgivings_federal_jud.html
  5. First Guilty Pleas Entered in 2014 Nevada Standoff with BLM. Two men who backed Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy in his standoff with federal officers in 2014 have struck plea bargains with federal prosecutors. Gerald “Jerry” A. DeLemus, 61, of Rochester, N.H., and Blaine Cooper, 36, of Humboldt, Ariz., are the first of 19 defendants charged in Nevada to plead guilty. The remaining 17 defendants indicted for roles in the Bunkerville standoff, including Cliven D. Bundy and his sons, Ammon, Ryan, Melvin and David Bundy, are scheduled to stand trial in February. They are accused of conspiracy, threatening federal officers, carrying firearms during a crime of violence and obstruction. https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2016/08/29/first-guilty-pleas-entered-2014-nevada-standoff-blm
  6. 'Constitutional County' Project Moves Forward In Arizona, As Candidate Hopes To Create 'Barrier' Against Federal Government. http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/constitutional-county-project-moves-forward-arizona-candidate-hopes-create-barrier-against-f

federal land-return movement and Cliven Bundy older August 30, 2016

Monday, August 29, 2016

  1. Rebel cowboys: how the Bundy family sparked a new battle for the American west. After leading two armed standoffs against the government, the jailed Bundy family awaits trial for their land-rights crusade that they say is ‘worth dying for’ https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/aug/29/oregon-militia-standoff-bundy-family
  2. Media lawyer says feds trampling on free speech in Bundy case. The lawyer representing the Las Vegas Review-Journal and other news media filed court papers Monday accusing the government of trying to “stifle” free speech in the criminal case stemming from the Bunkerville standoff. The filings are part of an effort to overturn a federal judge’s protective order withholding the bulk of the government’s evidence from the public in the high-profile case. Attorney Maggie McLetchie — who represents the Review-Journal, Battle Born Media and The Associated Press — previously has lodged objections to the protective order signed last month by U.S. Magistrate Judge Peggy Leen, calling it too broad and a blow to transparency. http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/bundy-blm/media-lawyer-says-feds-trampling-free-speech-bundy-case
  3. Ryan Bundy to keep metal fragments in arm to 'preserve evidence'. An attorney for Ryan Bundy said his client will not agree to have metal fragments removed from his shoulder due to concerns that the metal, which he described as "a crucial piece of evidence," could be lost or damaged by law enforcement. Brian Claypool, who is acting as co-counsel for Bundy, told The Oregonian/OregonLive that Bundy has no plans to have the fragments removed from his arm as it has little bearing on his criminal case, though he left open the possibility of having it surgically removed ahead of a civil lawsuit Bundy plans to file against the government. "He has not agreed to it being removed," Claypool said in a phone interview. "The concern, from both him and I, is the preservation of evidence." http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/08/ryan_bundy_to_keep_metal_fragm.html
  4. Government Outlines Malheur Trial Facebook Evidence Fumble In Memo To Judge. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/malheur-trial-facebook-evidence/
  5. Judge allows eyewitness ID of Shawna Cox in refuge kitchen w/ gun #oregonstandoff https://www.scribd.com/document/322481443/Order-Allowing-Eyewitness-ID-of-Shawna-Cox

Sunday, August 28, 2016

  1. Man Deputized By Grant County Sheriff Guilty Of Felony Theft. A 12-person jury convicted former Monument fire chief Roy Richard Peterson on three felony counts related to theft from the fire district. http://www.opb.org/news/article/grant-county-sheriff-deputy-guilty-felony-theft/ http://www.bluemountaineagle.com/Local_News/20160826/jury-peterson-guilty-on-three-felony-charges-related-to-theft-of-fire-vehicles

Saturday, August 27, 2016

  1. Wife of Oregon militia leader killed by cops to sue FBI, state police. On Friday, an attorney hired by Finicum’s widow, Jeanette, told BuzzFeed News that state police were “motivated by political reasons” and “escalated the otherwise peaceful demonstration by pursuing Finicum.” The California-based attorney, Brian Claypool, said he expected to file civil rights lawsuits against both FBI and Oregon State Police sometime next month. http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/wife-oregon-militia-leader-killed-cops-sue-fbi-article-1.2768026

Friday, August 26, 2016

  1. Bundys Shocked to Find Out Jail Is an Awful Place. http://vegasseven.com/2016/08/24/bundys-shocked-find-jail-awful-place/
  2. Judge quashes Ryan Bundy's subpoena of Gov. Kate Brown. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/08/judge_quashes_ryan_bundys_subp.html

Thursday, August 25, 2016

  1. Judge Approves Harney County Video Feed Of Refuge Trial. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/harney-county-video-feed-occupation-trial/
  2. Blaine Cooper, Jerry DeLemus plead guilty in Nevada standoff near Cliven Bundy's ranch. http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2016/08/blaine_cooper_gerald_delemus_p.html
  3. 2 men plead guilty in armed standoff near Bundy ranch. Gerald DeLemus, 61, of Rochester, New Hampshire, and Blaine Cooper, 37, of Humboldt, Arizona, were the first of 19 co-defendants to take plea deals to felony charges connected to an armed standoff with federal officials near Bundy’s ranch in Bunkerville in April 2014. http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/bundy-blm/2-men-plead-guilty-armed-standoff-near-bundy-ranch

Wednesday,, August 24, 2016

  1. U.S. District Court Judge Anna Brown appears poised to terminate Ryan Bundy’s status as his own attorney in his trial, which starts next month. In an order filed Wednesday, Brown wrote that Bundy has repeatedly raised “frivolous issues” in open court and through written motions. Brown said Bundy must provide a written explanation by Aug. 29 for why he should be allowed to continue to represent himself rather than reinstate Lisa Ludwig, his standby counsel, as his defense attorney. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/ryan-bundy-represent-self-lose-ability/
  2. Ryan Bundy To Argue Why Oregon Governor Should Testify In Refuge Trial. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/ryan-bundy-why-kate-brown-should-testify/
  3. Looks like Ryan Bundy is about to lose his chance to play lawyer. Judge about to strip him of pro se status. http://bit.ly/2bp8OLq

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

  1. Montana man with controversial past to serve as 'volunteer paralegal' for Ryan Bundy. On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Anna J. Brown allowed Montana resident Roger L. Roots, a convicted felon, to serve as a volunteer paralegal for Bundy and his standby counsel. Roots, a Libertarian candidate for Montana's secretary of state who is allowed to practice law in Rhode Island, has a controversial past. Two years ago, he told Montana's Sidney Herald that he was turning away from a youth filled with racism and anti-Semitism to be a champion for individual liberties. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/08/montana_man_roger_roots_to_ser.html
  2. Oregon standoff prosecutors ordered to provide details about improper Facebook data sharing. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/08/oregon_standoff_judge_orders_p.html
  3. Judge Deals Government Blow Over Facebook Evidence In Refuge Trial. Despite calling an assistant U.S. attorney, two legal assistants and an FBI agent as witnesses, prosecutors weren’t able to explain to the court how protected information from 11 Facebook accounts used by defendants ended up being shared as part of discovery. Judge Brown ordered the government to file a full factual account of how it went about conducting a search warrant for Facebook data, which prosecutors intend to use to show occupiers planning the refuge takeover. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/judge-anna-brown-facebook-evidence-in-refuge-trial/
  4. Father Seeks Custody Of Children Who Went To Oregon Standoff. A father is seeking custody of seven children whose mother took them to sing for the Oregon wildlife refuge occupiers and is accused of abusing them. The Kansas City Star reports that Tim Sharp said after a Monday court hearing in Shawnee County that he’s hopeful that the children will soon be living with him in Colorado. Their mother, Odalis Sharp, has described the abuse allegations as trumped up. She has 10 children, but several are over 18. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/oregon-standoff-sharp-children-custody-battle-kansas/
  5. Plea hearing delayed for defendant in 2014 Bunkerville standoff case. Gerald DeLemus of New Hampshire was the first of 19 defendants connected to an armed standoff with federal officers near Bunkerville in 2014 to reach a plea deal with federal prosecutors. Chief U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro pointed out in court Tuesday that the charges to which DeLemus had agreed to plead guilty — conspiracy and interstate travel in aid of extortion — did not exactly match the language of the crimes with which he was charged. Navarro rescheduled the hearing for Thursday morning to give both sides a chance to fix the language in the plea agreement. http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/bundy-blm/plea-hearing-delayed-defendant-2014-bunkerville-standoff-case
  6. Ammon Bundy jury pool shrinks in Oregon with eliminations. More than 90 potential jurors for the upcoming trial of rancher Ammon Bundy for his alleged role in the 41-day occupation of an Oregon bird sanctuary have been excluded from the jury pool, leaving prosecutors and defense lawyers with about 200 more to assess until 12 are selected to serve on the jury. The federal court presided by U.S. District Judge Anna Brown sent out 1,500 juror questionnaires and received 350 back ahead of the Sept. 7 trial. About 25 percent of the people who filled them out were eliminated from the jury pool due to alleged bias or hardship, The Oregonian/OregonLivereported Tuesday. http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/bundy-blm/ammon-bundy-jury-pool-shrinks-oregon-eliminations
  7. Judge: Fear during Oregon standoff not necessarily relevant in conspiracy case. Prosecutors intend to call seven employees from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management or U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to testify at the Sept. 7 trial. They will be asked to explain their work at the refuge and how they were prevented from doing their jobs, identify photos from the refuge and identify defendants driving government vehicles, Assistant U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Barrow told the court. The testimony is to show that defendants charged with federal conspiracy accomplished their objective in obstructing the employees from carrying out their work during the course of the 41-day armed occupation, Barrow said. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/08/judge_fear_felt_by_federal_emp.html

Monday, August 22, 2016

  1. Federal judge admonishes Oregon standoff defendant Duane Ehmer for threatening social media post. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/08/federal_judge_admonishes_orego.html
  2. Legal Teams Begin Putting Together Jury For Masher Trial. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/malheur-trial-jury-selection/
  3. Ryan Bundy Wants Oregon Governor To Testify For His Trial. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/malheur-refuge-ryan-bundy-oregon-kate-brown-trial-testify/

Sunday, August 21, 2016

  1. Biking bill is a smokescreen for opening up wilderness - http://www.hcn.org/articles/biking-bill-is-a-smokescreen-for-opening-up-wilderness @highcountrynews

Saturday, August 20, 2016

  1. Sheriff Glenn Palmer makes his own rules in Grant County. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/08/sheriff_glenn_palmer_makes_his.html
  2. Lawsuit spurs Sheriff Glenn Palmer to turn over public records. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/08/what_does_it_take_to_get_a_pub.html
  3. Ammon Bundy appeals to higher court for pretrial release, 3 weeks before trial. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/08/ammon_bundy_appeals_to_higher.html
  4. Oregon standoff defendant Shawna Cox challenges eyewitness ID of her with firearm at refuge. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/08/eyewitness_id_of_oregon_stando.html

Friday, August 19, 2016

  1. Blaine Cooper, a Bundy family bodyguard, is to change his plea before Chief U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro on Aug. 25. Navarro said in a court filing Friday that she has received a signed guilty plea agreement from Cooper, who is one of 19 defendants charged in the April 2014 armed confrontation with law enforcement. The agreement will be made public after Cooper appears in court. Cooper, 37, of Arizona, is the second defendant to strike a plea deal in the case. http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/bundy-blm/second-defendant-bunkerville-standoff-case-plead-guilty

Thursday, August 18, 2016

  1. In Nevada, Tribes Push To Protect Land At The Heart Of Bundy Ranch Standoff. http://www.opb.org/news/article/npr-in-nevada-tribes-push-to-protect-land-at-the-heart-of-bundy-ranch-standoff/
  2. Gov. Kate Brown seeks to quash subpoena from Oregon standoff defendant Ryan Bundy. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/08/gov_kate_brown_seeks_to_quash.html
  3. 'American Malheur': Creators court publishers for Oregon standoff graphic novel. http://www.oregonlive.com/trending/2016/08/american_malheur_oregon_standoff_graphic_novel.html

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

  1. Voters Weigh 'The Soul Of Grant County' In Latest Recall Effort. http://www.opb.org/news/series/election-2016/oregon-grant-county-boyd-britton-recall-vote/

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

  1. First defendant in Bunkerville standoff case to plead guilty. Gerald DeLemus, a politically active New Hampshire man, has become the first of 19 defendants to strike a plea deal in the 2014 Bunkerville standoff. Federal prosecutors describe DeLemus, who has been in custody for more than five months, as a “gunman and midlevel organizer” in the Bundy family-led scheme to assault law enforcement officers who had rounded up Bundy cattle. DeLemus, 61, co-chaired Veterans for Donald Trump in New Hampshire before his March arrest, and his wife is a Republican New Hampshire state representative. http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/bundy-blm/first-defendant-bunkerville-standoff-case-plead-guilty
  2. Refuge Occupier Jon Ritzheimer Pleads Guilty To Conspiracy. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/refuge-occupier-jon-ritzheimer-pleads-guilty/
  3. Roseburg Boy Names Prize Steer After Slain Refuge Occupier. A 10-year-old Roseburg boy has honored one of the occupiers of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge by naming his prize-winning steer after him. The News-Review reports that a 1,030-pound black Maine-Anjou named LaVoy Finicum earned third-place at the Douglas County Fair. The steer is named after Robert “LaVoy” Finicum, the Arizona rancher killed by law enforcement during the occupation. In March officials declared the shooting justified. The steer was named by Ryley Schneider, who says Finicum was a hero for standing up against government overreach. Schneider used his time at the fair to talk to people about Finicum. He handed out pocket-sized copies of the U.S. Constitution to police officers. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/robert-lavoy-finicum-steer-named-after-occupier/
  4. Corey Lequieu becomes first Oregon standoff defendant sent to prison in conspiracy case. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/08/corey_lequieu_becomes_first_or.html
  5. Prosecutors in Oregon standoff case admit faux pas in Facebook account sharing. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/08/prosecutors_in_oregon_standoff.html
  6. Behind the Oregon Standoff, You’ll Find Big Questions About Democracy. By R. MCGREGGOR CAWLEYJAN. 8, 2016 http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/08/magazine/behind-the-oregon-standoff-youll-find-big-questions-about-democracy.html

Sunday, August 14, 2016

  1. Don’t let Bears Ears go the way of Moab. Industrial tourism has transformed the town. Bears Ears doesn’t have to suffer the same fate. http://www.hcn.org/articles/dont-let-bears-ears-go-the-way-of-moab

Thursday, August 11, 2016

  1. Oregon standoff defendant challenges federal judge's oath of office in lawsuit. Since March, Kenneth Medenbach has raised questions during his pending criminal case about the oath taken by U.S. District Judge Anna J. Brown. His lawsuit names Brown along with U.S. Attorney Billy Williams and Assistant U.S. Attorneys Craig Gabriel, Geoffrey Barrow and Ethan Knight as defendants. http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2016/08/oregon_standoff_defendant_chal.html

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

  1. Ryan Bundy Placed In Disciplinary Housing. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/ryan-bundy-jail-staff-incident/
  2. Ammon Bundy Defends Brother's Actions In Jail Scuffle. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/ammon-bundy-ryan-bundy-portland-jail-scuffle/
  3. Judge Orders Grant County Sheriff Not To Delete Emails. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/grant-county-oregon-sheriff-glenn-palmer-email-order/
  4. Oregon standoff prosecutors treating case like 'spaghetti western,' defendant argues. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/08/oregon_standoff_defendant_ken.html

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

  1. Military records show Panaca bomber Jones served 11 years in Army and National Guard. http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/military-records-show-panaca-bomber-jones-served-11-years-army-and-national-guard
  2. Ryan Bundy involved in scuffle with jail deputies. Oregon standoff defendant Ryan Bundy was involved in a physical confrontation with sheriff's deputies Tuesday morning after he refused to let them handcuff him to take him out of jail for part of the day, a Multnomah County jail spokesman said. http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2016/08/ryan_bundy_involved_in_scuffle.html

Sunday, August 07, 2016

  1. Why does the outdoor recreation community ignore horseback riders? We love and make use of our public lands, but we get no respect. http://www.hcn.org/articles/why-does-the-outdoor-recreation-community-ignore-horseback-riders

Saturday, August 06, 2016

  1. Outdoor companies support proposed national monument in southern Utah. A coalition of outdoor sports companies in Salt Lake City voiced support Thursday for a proposed national monument in southeastern Utah that has become a flashpoint in the debate over public lands in the West. Company leaders from a group that included The North Face, Patagonia, Rossignol and Black Diamond said at a Thursday news conference that preserving open spaces is paramount to keeping their industry vibrant and allowing Utah-based companies to recruit top talent. “Bears Ears is the largest, most culturally rich, biologically diverse, spectacularly pristine ecosystem left in the lower 48 states,” said Peter Metcalf, Black Diamond founder. “If you want to see the landscapes protected as they are, you should support a monument.” http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/nation-and-world/outdoor-companies-support-proposed-national-monument-southern-utah

Friday, August 05, 2016

  1. Special Jail Privileges For Refuge Occupiers Remained Secret For Weeks. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/special-jail-accommodations-refuge-occupiers-secret/
  2. Jury Selection For Refuge Occupiers To Begin In September. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/jury-selection-malheur-refuge-occupation-trial-september/
  3. Judge allows ‘special accommodation’ for 6 accused in Oregon standoff. http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/nevada/judge-allows-special-accommodation-6-accused-oregon-standoff

Thursday, August 04, 2016

  1. Idaho mining dispute raises questions about the future of wilderness. A grandfathered mining claim has opened the doors to development. http://www.hcn.org/articles/pack-animals-bulldozers-1880s-gold-mine-developed-modern-wilderness

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

  1. Oregon standoff case: Judge maps out plans for jury selection, schedules last pretrial hearings. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/08/oregon_standoff_case_judge_map.html

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

  1. Mid-Level Organizer Of Malheur Refuge Occupation Pleads Guilty. Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupier Joseph Donald O’Shaughnessy has become the tenth defendant to plead guilty for his role in the January takeover near Burns. O’Shaughnessy, 44, pleaded guilty Monday to one count of conspiracy to impede federal workers at the wildlife refuge through threats or intimidation. Federal prosecutors described O’Shaughnessy as a mid-level organizer of the occupation in Oregon. They also say he participated in a 2014 standoff at Cliven Bundy’s ranch in Nevada. As part of a pending plea agreement in the Nevada case, O’Shaughnessy was required to plead guilty in Oregon. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/malheur-refuge-occupier-joseph-oshaughnessy-pleads-guilty/
  2. A former Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupier was sentenced Monday in Eugene to five years’ probation in a separate case in which he took over Bureau of Land Management property in Southern Oregon last year while challenging the government’s ownership of public lands. Kenneth Medenbach, 63, returned to U.S. District Court in Eugene more than three months after a jury found him guilty of illegally camping and occupying BLM property near Galice, in rural Josephine County. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/malheur-kenneth-medenbach-sentenced-probation-separate-case/
  3. Ammon Bundy to appeal his detention, again seek delay in Sept. 7 trial. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/08/ammon_bundy_to_appeal_his_dete.html
  4. Oregon standoff defendant Joseph O'Shaughnessy pleads guilty to conspiracy charge. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/08/oregon_standoff_defendant_jose.html

Monday, August 01, 2016

  1. Malheur Refuge Occupier Sentenced To Probation In Separate Case. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/malheur-kenneth-medenbach-sentenced-probation-separate-case/
  2. Finicum, Bundy supporters discuss aftermath of Oregon standoff. http://www.thespectrum.com/story/news/2016/07/29/finicum-bundy-supporters-discuss-aftermath-oregon-standoff/87668884/
  3. Skousen Pocket Constitution https://archive.org/details/SkousenPocketConstitution
  4. ACLU Pocket Constitution http://tinyurl.com/hqx676t
  5. CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA—1787 http://tinyurl.com/z3gbfk8

Sunday, July 31, 2016

  1. With older Bundys in jail, youngest son runs family ranch — PHOTOS http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/bundy-blm/older-bundys-jail-youngest-son-runs-family-ranch-photos
  2. It’s business as usual back home on Bundy range. For a man federal authorities have described as rancher in name only, Cliven Bundy still sends a fair amount of cattle to market. Since Bundy was arrested by the FBI on Feb. 10, his ranch has sold 117 cows, calves and steers to buyers and auction houses in Nevada, Utah and Wyoming, according to state brand inspection records. http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/bundy-blm/it-s-business-usual-back-home-bundy-range
  3. THE 5,000 YEAR LEAP 28 Great Ideas That Changed the World by W. Cleon Skousen (copyright 1981, 2009) http://goo.gl/DC4vb8

Saturday, July 30, 2016

  1. Panaca man has ‘no idea’ why his family was targeted in bomb attack. http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/las-vegas/panaca-man-has-no-idea-why-his-family-was-targeted-bomb-attack
  2. GOVERNMENT’S TRIAL MEMORANDUM 3:16-CR-00051-BR https://www.scribd.com/document/319715427/07-29-2016-ECF-958-USA-v-a-BUNDY-Et-Al-Government-Trial-Memorandum
  3. GOVERNMENT’S EXHIBIT LIST 3:16-CR-00051-BR https://www.scribd.com/document/319715428/07-29-2016-ECF-957-USA-v-a-BUNDY-Et-Al-Government-Exhibit-List
  4. Prosecutors: Oregon standoff defendants broke into safes, stole federal documents, called refuge takeover 'another Bunkerville'. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/07/prosecutors_oregon_standoff_de.html

Friday, July 29, 2016

  1. Prosecutors: Bill Of Rights Shouldn't Cover Malheur Occupiers' Actions. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/malheur-second-amendment-bundy-trial-oregon-evidence/
  2. Another defendant in Bundy standoffs to plead guilty in Oregon. http://www.reviewjournal.com/crime/another-defendant-bundy-standoffs-plead-guilty-oregon

Thursday, July 28, 2016

  1. Oregon standoff: 9 guilty pleas up ante for Ammon Bundy, 16 others. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/07/oregon_standoff_9_guilty_pleas.html
  2. Kansas mom whose kids sang at Oregon standoff loses custody. Odalis Sharp was accused of physical and emotional abuse of her children. Sharp Family Singers performed for armed occupiers who had taken over Oregon wildlife refuge. Most of the children will remain in custody of Kansas Department for Children and Families. Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article92255522.html
  3. Ryan Bundy Declares Himself 'Idiot' Not Subject To US Courts. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/ryan-bundy-incompetent-subject-federal-law/
  4. Oregon State Bar Dismisses Final Complaint Against Former Bundy Attorney. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/oregon-state-bar-dismisses-final-complaint-mike-arnold-ammon-bundy-attorney/
  5. Judge: Facebook Evidence Will Be Allowed In Refuge Trial. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/facebook-evidence-malheur-refuge-trial/
  6. Oregon standoff's singing mom loses custody of younger children. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/07/oregon_standoffs_singing_mom_l.html
  7. Second trial in Oregon standoff case set to start on Oregon's birthday, Valentine's Day. http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2016/07/second_trial_in_oregon_standof.html
  8. Ammon Bundy's lawyer wants to inspect grand jury selection records to challenge indictment. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/07/ammon_bundys_lawyer_wants_to_i.html

Friday, July 22, 2016

  1. The Oregonian seeks order stopping Grant County sheriff from destroying emails. http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2016/07/the_oregonian_seeks_order_stop.html
  2. Oregon standoff defendant Travis Cox, youngest of refuge occupiers, pleads guilty to conspiracy. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/07/oregon_standoff_defendant_trav.html
  3. Speculation surrounds FBI investigation of Panaca bombing. Authorities could be interested in Joshua Cluff’s ties to LaVoy Finicum, the slain spokesman for the occupiers of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon. The two are cousins. Finicum was shot and killed by Oregon police at a roadblock Jan. 26 after he and other occupiers of the refuge tried to evade it. Authorities have alleged the takeover was led by Ammon and Ryan Bundy, the sons of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy. In a telephone interview this week, Finicum’s youngest brother, Jody, said he had not been questioned by the FBI about the Panaca bombings. Jody Finicum, who lives in Ely, described Cluff as one of his best friends. He said he had met Jones “once or twice but can’t tell you what he looks like.” He said he talked to Cluff the day after the bombings, and the family has no idea why Jones targeted the Cluff home. Cluff’s profile picture on Facebook is an image of LaVoy Finicum’s cattle brand. Going back to the beginning of the year, his Facebook page includes several posts a week opposing gun control and abortion, attacking the Obama Administration and Democrats in general, and celebrating family and the Mormon faith. His page is also filled with shared memes and links to news stories about LaVoy Finicum’s death and the ongoing criminal cases against Bundy family members in Oregon and Nevada. Some of those posts accuse the FBI of executing LaVoy Finicum. A number of the posts Cluff has shared come from groups classified as anti-government militias or widely associated with the patriot movement. He appears to have made two publicly available posts since the July 13 bomb attack. One is an attack on Democrats and gun control, and the other is an ad for a T-shirt that reads: “I Just Want to Work in My Garden and Hang Out With My Chickens.” http://www.reviewjournal.com/crime/speculation-surrounds-fbi-investigation-panaca-bombing

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

  1. Federal judge declines to release Ammon Bundy, brother Ryan Bundy from custody. http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2016/07/federal_judge_declines_to_rele.html
  2. Ryan Payne faces recommended 12-year sentence under plea deals in Oregon and Nevada. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/07/ryan_payne_would_face_recommen.html
  3. Oregon standoff: Who's pleaded guilty, who's still awaiting trial? http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/07/oregon_standoff_whos_made_cour.html
  4. Oregon refuge occupier pleads guilty; Bundys stay in jail. http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/nevada/oregon-refuge-occupier-pleads-guilty-bundys-stay-jail

Monday, July 18, 2016

  1. Attorney Disputes Claims About Ammon Bundy's Role In Occupation. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/ammon-bundy-marcus-mumford-weapons-malheur-occupation/
  2. FBI Corrects The Record On LaVoy Finicum's Involvement In Bombing Attempt. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/lavoy-finicum-fbi-bombing-involvement-record-corrected/
  3. Prosecutors: Ryan Bundy Jail Escape Foiled During Cell Search. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/malheur-ryan-bundy-alleged-jail-escape-foiled/
  4. Ammon Bundy Takes Stand Ahead Of Masher Trial. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/malheur-trail-ammon-bundy-takes-stand/
  5. Judge denies venue change in Oregon standoff case. http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/bundy-blm/judge-denies-venue-change-oregon-standoff-case
  6. Ammon Bundy takes witness stand; feds reveal attempted jail escape by brother Ryan Bundy. http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2016/07/ammon_bundy_takes_witness_stan.html

Saturday, July 16, 2016

  1. Before a packed meeting, Interior Secretary Jewell sees harm visitors are causing at proposed Bears Ears monument. http://www.sltrib.com/news/4124090-155/after-packed-meeting-interior-secretary-jewell
  2. Judge orders key Bundy evidence in Bunkerville case withheld from the public. http://www.reviewjournal.com/crime/judge-orders-key-bundy-evidence-bunkerville-case-withheld-the-public
  3. Movement to create Utah monument leads to another Western land fight. http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/nation-and-world/movement-create-utah-monument-leads-another-western-land-fight

federal land-return movement and Cliven Bundy, older July 2016

Friday, July 15, 2015

  1. Federal judge: Possible misconduct by FBI in LaVoy Finicum shooting irrelevant to defense in Oregon standoff case. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/07/fed_judge_possible_misconduct.html
  2. Michael Emry, facing federal gun charges, traveled to Oregon in van loaned by Ammon Bundy, prosecutor says. http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2016/07/michael_emry_facing_federal_gu.html http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/michael-emry-machine-gun-oregon-bundy-refuge/
  3. Refuge Occupier David Fry Says He Has Gender Dysphoria. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/malheur-occupier-david-fry-gender-dysphoria/
  4. Key Wildlife Refuge Occupier Scheduled To Plead Guilty. A key figure of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupation is scheduled to plead guilty on July 19 to federal charges related to the occupation. Ryan Payne, a military veteran and electrician from Montana, also faces federal charges in Nevada related to the April 2014 standoff at Cliven Bundy’s ranch with the Bureau of Land Management. Federal public defender Lisa Hay confirmed Payne’s intent to plead guilty. She said details of his plea agreement would be released after his July 19 hearing. He’s charged with conspiring to impede federal officials from doing their jobs at the refuge and weapons possession at a federal facility. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/ryan-payne-plead-guilty/
  5. Draft GOP Platform Echoes Demands From Malheur Occupation. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/oregon-malheur-echos-draft-gop-platform-federal-lands-transfer-states/
  6. State bar dismisses complaints critical of social media crowdsourcing by Ammon Bundy's former attorney. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/07/state_bar_dismisses_complaints.html
  7. Grant County sheriff builds $20,000 defense fund through outside donors. http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2016/07/grant_county_sheriff_builds_20.html
  8. Fictional character appears to donate to sheriff’s legal expense fund. Someone who donated $100 June 7 is listed in the report as John Galt, 138 Got Ur Six Way, Galts Gulch, CA 97632. The ZIP code actually corresponds to Malin, Oregon, near Klamath Falls. “Galts Gulch” does not appear on a California Department of Transportation list of cities in the state. Galt’s Gulch is, however, mentioned in Ayn Rand’s 1957 novel Atlas Shrugged as the location where character John Galt leads a campaign against the government. http://www.bluemountaineagle.com/Local_News/20160715/fictional-character-appears-to-donate-to-sheriffs-legal-expense-fund http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/oregon-grant-county-sheriff-glenn-palmer-legal-expense-fund/

Thursday, July 14, 2016

  1. Refuge Occupation Trial May Seem Simple, But Complications Abound. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/trial-malheur-refuge-occupiers-political-speech-legal-challenges/

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

  1. Judge Allows Ammon And Ryan Bundy To Collaborate On Defense. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/ammon-ryan-bundy-defense-collaborate/
  2. This Pond in Montana Could Be the Site of the Next Major Militia Showdown with the Federal Govt. The case of a Montana man is drawing attention from antigovernment extremist groups. http://www.alternet.org/activism/anti-governent-groups-show-interest-montana-pond-building-case
  3. Federal judge: Bundy brothers should be housed in same jail, deputies shouldn't share contents of overheard phone calls. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/07/federal_judge_bundy_brothers_s.html

Monday, July 11, 2016

  1. Congressional Proposal Would Create A Texas-Sized ‘Republic Of Cliven Bundy’ http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2016/07/08/3796737/republic-of-cliven-bundy/

Saturday, July 09, 2016

  1. Meat is horrible https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/06/30/how-meat-is-destroying-the-planet-in-seven-charts/

Friday, July 08, 2016

  1. Lawyer asks appeals court to let him defend Cliven Bundy in Nevada case. Nationally known lawyer Larry Klayman has asked a federal appeals court to overrule a Nevada judge who refused to allow him to defend rancher Cliven Bundy in the Bunkerville standoff case. In papers filed this week with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Klayman argued that Chief U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro has twice erroneously denied his bid to join Bundy’s defense team, violating Bundy’s constitutional right to a lawyer of his choice. Klayman and Las Vegas attorney Joel Hansen, who also signed the papers, told the San Francisco-based appeals court that Hansen cannot handle Bundy’s defense alone. http://www.reviewjournal.com/crime/lawyer-asks-appeals-court-let-him-defend-cliven-bundy-nevada-case
  2. Confronting Racism and White Nostalgia on Cliven Bundy's Ranch. http://www.vice.com/read/confronting-cliven-bundy-on-his-racism

Thursday, July 07, 2016

  1. Bundy bodyguard pleads guilty in Oregon wildlife refuge takeover. http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/nation-and-world/bundy-bodyguard-pleads-guilty-oregon-wildlife-refuge-takeover
  2. Federal judge rejects Ammon and Ryan Bundy’s request for trial delay. http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/nation-and-world/federal-judge-rejects-ammon-and-ryan-bundy-s-request-trial-delay
  3. Federal judge denies Bundy brothers' requests for delay in trial http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/07/federal_judge_denies_bundy_bro.html
  4. Blaine Cooper pleads guilty to federal conspiracy charge in Oregon standoff, close to plea deal in NV. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/07/blaine_cooper_pleads_guilty_to.html
  5. Militia leader linked to Cliven Bundy pleads not guilty to allegedly trying to bomb BLM cabin. http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2016/07/utah_militia_leader_linked_to.html
  6. Malheur Refuge Occupier And 'Recruiter' Blaine Cooper Pleads Guilty. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/blaine-cooper-pleads-guilty/
  7. Bundy Ranch start at 8:00 The President & The Mad Rancher https://www.viceland.com/en_us/video/the-president-the-mad-rancher/57754ea168c96041354815d6 via @viceland

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

  1. Militia leader accused in Mohave County BLM bomb attempt staying in jail. http://www.havasunews.com/news/militia-leader-accused-in-mohave-county-blm-bomb-attempt-staying/article_77209d54-3f90-11e6-86e4-7bd2dc5c0e42.html
  2. Suspected white supremacist found in Pinelands with AK-47, lots of ammo. Bruce "Brus" J. Post III, 42, of Hamilton Township – was "wearing combat gear and gave indications of possible white-supremacist involvement," Lacey Township Police Chief David Paprota said in a statement. After speaking with the two subjects and determining their activities to be suspicious, the officers then discovered an AK-47, a Walther P38 9mm handgun, eight 30-round high-capacity magazines, and one 100-round drum magazine, and various forms of ammunition at the scene, Paprota said. http://www.nj.com/ocean/index.ssf/2016/05/possible_white_supremacist_found_in_pinelands_with.html

Monday, July 04, 2016

  1. 'Embedded' reporter at Oregon standoff seeks release while facing federal gun charges. Michael R. Emry, who described himself as an "embedded journalist" during the standoff at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, is asking a judge to release him as he awaits trial on federal weapons charges in Oregon. His attorney Mark Sabitt on Friday filed a motion to release Emry from custody, noting that Emry's wife has relocated their fifth-wheel trailer from Grant County to Cresent in Klamath County, at least 150 miles away from an informant who prosecutors say feels threatened by Emry. "Clearly the court could impose conditions of release that prohibit travel to Grant County and contact with or concerning, the confidential witness, Sabitt wrote in his motion. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/07/embedded_reporter_at_oregon_st.html
  2. It’s “political sleight-of-hand”: For their next trick, Republican magicians will make your federal land disappear. When federal land becomes state land, it can be bought and sold to the profit of small-government billionaires. http://www.salon.com/2016/07/04/its_political_sleight_of_hand_for_their_next_trick_republican_magicians_will_make_your_federal_land_disappear/

Friday, July 01, 2016

  1. A federal judge Friday allowed the Las Vegas Review-Journal and other media to formally oppose a government push to withhold evidence from the public in the criminal case stemming from the Bunkerville standoff. “The court finds that allowing intervention will promote transparency and the integrity of the judicial proceedings in this case,” U.S. Magistrate Judge Peggy Leen said in her order. http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/bundy-blm/judge-lets-review-journal-other-media-fight-secrecy-bundy-case
  2. The leader of an armed occupation at a federal wildlife refuge in rural Oregon wants to delay his September trial date. Ammon Bundy also asked in court papers this week to be released pending his trial, currently set for Sept. 7. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/oregon-ammon-bundy-seeks-trial-delay/
  3. Ryan Bundy Joins Request For Later Trial Date. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/bundy-ammon-ryan-later-trial-date/

Thursday, June 30, 2016

  1. FBI agent: Investigation of alleged attempted bomber began after his involvement at Bundy Ranch. http://www.sltrib.com/news/4062639-155/fbi-agent-investigation-of-alleged-attempted
  2. Brian “Booda” Cavalier, the former armed bodyguard for Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and his son, Ammon Bundy, has pleaded guilty to federal charges related to the illegal occupation earlier this year of an Oregon wildlife refuge. https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2016/06/30/bundy-bodyguard-pleads-guilty-illegal-occupation-oregon-refuge
  3. Harney County Judge Steve Grasty survived a recall election last night. We’ll ask him what’s next for his County. https://soundcloud.com/thinkoutloudopb/harney-county-election
  4. Bundy 'Bodyguard' Pleads Guilty To Occupation Charges. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/bundy-bodyguard-brian-booda-cavalier-pleads-guilty/
  5. Ammon Bundy's bodyguard Brian Cavalier pleads guilty to two federal charges. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/06/ammon_bundys_bodyguard_brian_c.html

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

  1. Harney County Voters Overwhelmingly Reject Recall Against Judge Grassy. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/oregon-harney-voters-reject-recall-against-judge-steve-grasty/
  2. Harney County voters solidly reject effort to oust county judge who opposed Ammon Bundy. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/06/post_12.html

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

  1. Here are the unofficial final results out of Harney County on the recall: No - 2,012, Yes - 826. Steve Grasty remains county judge. https://twitter.com/LesZaitz/status/747992166287347712

Monday, June 27, 2016

  1. Militia members say they warned Finicum family about Utahn accused of trying to bomb BLM cabin. http://www.sltrib.com/home/4048563-155/militia-members-say-they-warned-finicum
  2. When documents like this hit the #oregonstandoff docket, it feels like Christmas! https://twitter.com/jjmacnab/status/747587295709003776
  3. Aftershocks remain from Oregon refuge takeover. http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/northwest/aftershocks-remain-from-oregon-refuge-takeover/

Friday, June 24, 2016

  1. Right-wing militant charged for planting a bomb at BLM building. A federal felony complaint reveals that the feds are continuing to investigate extremism on public lands. https://www.hcn.org/articles/bomb-threat-blm-bureau-land-management-sagebrush-rebellion-arizona-bundy
  2. FBI: Utah militia leader linked to Cliven Bundy tried to bomb BLM cabin. http://www.oregonlive.com/today/index.ssf/2016/06/utah_militia_leader_with_ties.html https://www.scribd.com/doc/316555637/U-S-vs-Keebler
  3. Grand jury considers FBI’s use of force in Finicum shooting. http://registerguard.com/rg/news/local/34506936-75/grand-jury-considers-fbis-use-of-force-in-finicum-shooting.html.csp
  4. Wesley Kjar, described as Ammon Bundy's 'personal security,' pleads guilty to federal conspiracy charge. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/06/wesley_kjar_described_as_ammon.html

Thursday, June 23, 2016

  1. Utah militia leader planned to bomb US-owned cabin, FBI says. http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/bundy-blm/utah-militia-leader-planned-bomb-us-owned-cabin-fbi-says
  2. Stockton man arrested by FBI has an extreme hatred for federal government. Agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigations have taken a Stockton, Utah man into custody and searched his home. It appears Bill Keebler was arrested in Nephi, and FBI agents will not say why he is in custody. http://kutv.com/news/local/stockton-man-arrested-by-fbi-has-an-extreme-hatred-for-federal-government
  3. Charges: Utah head of militia tried to detonate bomb at BLM facility in Arizona. Federal prosecutors say a Tooele County man placed a pipe bomb against the door of a BLM cabin and pushed the button on a remote detonator multiple times, with no result. His mistake? He'd unwittingly assigned an undercover FBI agent to build the bomb. William Keebler, 57, of Stockton, was arrested early Wednesday morning in Nephi and appeared Thursday in U.S. District Court, charged by federal prosecutors with attempting to blow up federal property at an Arizona Strip BLM facility that he had allegedly scouted with Robert LaVoy Finicum. http://www.sltrib.com/home/4040455-155/charges-utah-head-of-citizen-militia
  4. Oregon Standoff Latest: Fifth Guilty Plea in Case. Wesley Kjar, who was at the refuge for less than a week, pleads guilty. http://patch.com/oregon/portland/oregon-standoff-latest-fifth-guilty-plea-case

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

  1. LaVoy Finicum Supporters Stand Guard At Illegal Roadside Memorial. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/oregon-us-route-395-lavoy-finicum-memorial-supporters-guard/
  2. Malheur Defendants Want Facebook Evidence Thrown Out Of Court. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/malheur-defendants-facebook-evidence-thrown-out/

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

  1. Forged letters mislead Utah residents about Native American land proposal. Interior secretary did not say land would ‘revert’ to US government, officials say, as flyers reject Navajos from ‘party’ for proposed Bears Ears national monument. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/jun/05/utah-native-american-bears-ears-national-monument-letters
  2. With Cliven Bundy In Jail, BLM Moves To Reassert Authority Over Disputed Land http://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/blm-to-return-to-site-of-nevada-standoff--2
  3. BLM returns to work near Bundy ranch as Cliven and sons await trial http://www.sltrib.com/news/4018764-155/blm-returns-to-work-near-bundy

Monday, June 20, 2016

  1. After Republicans Refuse, Democrats Hold Their Own Hearing On The Oregon Wildlife Refuge Takeover. http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2016/06/18/3790115/congress-held-public-lands-extremism-hearing-finally/

Saturday, June 18, 2016

  1. Preservation groups rejoice in Gold Butte. It’s been two years since the Bureau of Land Management suspended work in the artifact-rich region of Gold Butte in Nevada. That drought has ended. A recent tour of Gold Butte by BLM Director Neil Kronze, BLM Nevada Director John Ruhs, Clark County Commissioner Marilyn Fitzpatrick and Capt. James LaRochelle of the Las Vegas Metro Police Department was followed by a news release stating restoration and preservation efforts in the area will be restored. http://www.thespectrum.com/story/news/local/cedar-city/2016/06/18/preservation-groups-rejoice-gold-butte/86087882/

Friday, June 17, 2016

  1. BLM returning staff to Gold Butte after 2014 standoff with Bundy family. http://www.reviewjournal.com/politics/government/blm-returning-staff-gold-butte-after-2014-standoff-bundy-family
  2. Harney County recall election another test of Ammon Bundy's impact. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/06/harney_county_recall_election.html#incart_river_index_topics
  3. Ammon Bundy, 4 co-defendants argue rights infringed by dual prosecutions in Ore., Nev. Assistant federal public defender Rich Federico urged a panel from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday to ensure that Ammon Bundy and four co-defendants' rights to due process and effective representation aren't jeopardized by their dual prosecutions in Oregon and Nevada. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/06/federal_appellate_court_ammon.html
  4. Oregon standoff defendant Darryl Thorn backs away from plea deal. Oregon standoff defendant Darryl W. Thorn, who was scheduled to plead guilty Wednesday afternoon to a federal conspiracy charge stemming from the takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, abruptly announced in court Wednesday morning that he had changed his mind. "I'd like to withdraw my plea today," Thorn said, standing to announce his decision during the monthly status hearing in the refuge takeover case. Thorn's court-appointed lawyer, Laurie Shertz, also asked the court to withdraw as Thorn's lawyer. It was the second time since her appointment that Shertz asked to step aside. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/06/oregon_standoff_defendant_darr.html
  5. Evidence in Oregon standoff case immense, including 6,000 hours of video. As U.S. District Judge Anna J. Brown pushes ahead to begin selecting a jury in September for the federal conspiracy trial in the takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, defense lawyers have raised concerns about the volume of evidence they need to decipher and their need to know more. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/06/disocvery_in_oregon_standoff_c.html
  6. Defense lawyers seek investigation reports into alleged FBI misconduct in Finicum shooting. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/06/oregon_standoff_case_defense_l.html
  7. Change Of Plea Hearing Set For Oregon Refuge Occupier http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/malheur-change-of-plea-hearing-jason-blomgen/
  8. Malheur Video Evidence Exceeds 250 Days Of Nonstop Viewing. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/video-evidence-malheur-occupation-trial/
  9. Oregon Refuge Occupier Drops Lawyer Moments Before Hearing. Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupier Darryl Thorn is changing lawyers after an “irreparable breakdown in relationship” with his current attorney, Laurie Shertz. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/refuge-occupier-darryl-thorn-drops-attorney/
  10. Refuge Occupiers Ask Court To Prevent Simultaneous Prosecutions. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/oregon-malheur-refuge-occupiers-9th-circuit-court/
  11. North Carolina Man Pleads Guilty In Oregon Refuge Case. A man who traveled across the country to participate in the armed occupation of an Oregon wildlife refuge has pleaded guilty to a federal conspiracy charge. Jason Blomgren of Murphy, North Carolina, is the fourth person to plead guilty in the takeover that began Jan. 2 and lasted 41 days. The protesters led by Ammon Bundy wanted the federal government to relinquish control of Western lands. Appearing Thursday at U.S. District Court in Portland, the 42-year-old Blomgren admitted that he performed guard duty at the refuge and prevented federal employees from doing their jobs. In exchange for his plea, prosecutors dropped a weapons charge. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/malheur-occupation-jason-blomgren-guilt-plea/
  12. Third Of Malheur Refuge Staff Expected To Leave, Says Manager. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/oregom-malheur-refuge-staff-expected-to-leave/
  13. Oregon standoff defendant Jason Blomgren pleads guilty to federal conspiracy charge. "Myself and others performed guard duty at different locations at the refuge, Blomgren told the judge. "Just routine guard duty rotations with weapons. That's really it. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/06/oregon_standoff_defendant_jaso.html

Sunday, June 12, 2016

  1. Prosecutors want all Bundy defendants tried together in Bunkerville standoff case http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/bundy-blm/prosecutors-want-all-bundy-defendants-tried-together-bunkerville-standoff-case
  2. Grant County sheriff, deputy botched arrest in 'egregious abuse of power'. A deputy protected his relatives from blame in a random shooting by arresting the 911 caller who reported it, resulting in a foul-up that raises fresh questions about embattled Grant County Sheriff Glenn Palmer. The district attorney didn't pursue a case, instead rebuking Palmer and his deputy. The county quietly paid the caller $12,000 to fend off a lawsuit. "This incident is the most egregious abuse of power I have ever seen," said attorney Edie Rogoway, who represented the arrested man. http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2016/06/egregious_abuse_seen_in_grant.html

Saturday, June 11, 2016

  1. Supporters Of Harney County Judge Grasty Rally Against Recall http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/steve-grasty-harney-county-judge-supporters-rally-against-recall-/
  2. Feds: Evidence of firearms training during refuge standoff by Malheur boat launch http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/06/feds_evidence_of_firearms_trai.html
  3. Judge dismisses one of the gun charges against Ammon Bundy, 7 co-defendants http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/06/judge_dismisses_one_of_the_gun.html
  4. Second Oregon standoff defendant pleads guilty to federal conspiracy charge http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/06/second_oregon_standoff_defenda.html
  5. Salt Lake City attorney seeks to assist in Ammon Bundy's legal defense in Oregon http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/06/salt_lake_city_attorney_seeks.html
  6. Federal judge advises Oregon standoff figure to avoid protests after he was escorted from a Trump rally http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/06/federal_judge_advises_oregon_s.html

Thursday, June 09, 2016

  1. BLM Forms New Division http://www.americanlandscouncil.org/blm_forms_new_division https://twitter.com/jjmacnab/status/740902825064988676

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

  1. Memorial honors Las Vegas officers, civilian killed in 2014 shooting rampage. Jerad Miller and his wife Amanda were part of the Bundy Ranch, Bunkerville standoff. http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/las-vegas/memorial-honors-las-vegas-officers-civilian-killed-2014-shooting-rampage

Monday, June 06, 2016

  1. A major Native American site is being looted. Will Obama risk armed conflict to save it? https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/a-major-native-american-site-is-being-looted-will-obama-risk-armed-conflict-to-save-it/2016/06/05/bf2dfcfc-1dff-11e6-8c7b-6931e66333e7_story.html

Sunday, June 05, 2016

  1. Federal judge allows release of Oregon standoff defendants Jake Ryan, Travis Cox http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/06/federal_judge_allows_oregon_st_1.html
  2. Oregon standoff: Judge declines to dismiss conspiracy, firearms in federal facility charges http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/06/federal_judge_charges_of_consp.html

Monday, May 30, 2016

  1. Bundy defendants want separate trials in Bunkerville standoff case http://www.reviewjournal.com/crime/bundy-defendants-want-separate-trials-bunkerville-standoff-case

Saturday, May 28, 2016

  1. 'Weapon of war' destined for occupied refuge, prosecutor says. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/05/weapon_of_war_destined_for_occ.html
  2. Bundy brothers in jail complain about lack of Internet service, ability to gather for prayer. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/05/bundy_brothers_in_jail_complai.html
  3. Nothing civil about Oregon refuge occupiers' disobedience. The armed militants and their supporters are ignoring facts: Americans want public land to remain public. http://www.azcentral.com/story/opinion/op-ed/2016/03/14/oregon-refuge-occupation/81664360/
  4. Oregon Militia Leader Furious He Can't Have Guns or Facebook in Jail http://gawker.com/oregon-militia-leader-furious-he-cant-have-guns-or-face-1779125862

Friday, May 27, 2016

  1. Nevada's favorite tabloid representative, Michele Fiore, who's running for the U.S. House, never ceases to disappoint. Thanks to plenty of free publicity and exposure gained when she inserted herself into the mix of the Malheur standoff, we learned that she was one of the agitators of the whole mess. But Fiore's history is made up of a long list of suspicious practices. The self-pronounced Bundy Bunch heroine also has a few unusual campaign donations and expenditures. Would you believe? Yes. You would. When you examine her expenditures, it is clear that Fiore used her NV Assembly campaign funds to fly up to the Malheur standoff and intervene in a disgraceful and costly debacle inflicted on Nevada, Washington State, and the rest of this nation's taxpayers. http://crooksandliars.com/2016/05/fiores-fec-filings-follow-money
  2. RJ lawyer says public has right to evaluate evidence in Bundy case. The Las Vegas Review-Journal’s lawyer chided federal prosecutors in court documents late Thursday for trying to block its bid to oppose government secrecy in the Bunkerville standoff case. Maggie McLetchie, who also represents Battle Born Media and The Associated Press, said the public “has a right to evaluate the nature of the government’s case” against Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and 18 other defendants stemming from the April 12, 2014, armed confrontation with law enforcement near Bunkerville. “This case in part involves the fine line the government must walk when criminalizing speech — especially when the speech at issue is critical of the very government that is prosecuting the case,” McLetchie said. http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/bundy-blm/rj-lawyer-says-public-has-right-evaluate-evidence-bundy-case
  3. Former Wildlife Refuge Occupier Ammon Bundy Retains New Attorney. Eugene attorney Mike Arnold has stepped away as lead counsel for Ammon Bundy. Bundy was the leader of the group that took over the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge for 41 days earlier this year. “Our firm is out,” Arnold wrote in a text Thursday. Court documents filed Wednesday show Utah-based attorney Morgan Philpot will be taking over the case. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/ammon-bundy-malheur-refuge-retains-new-attorney/
  4. GOP Politician Is Ammon Bundy's New Lawyer http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/ammon-new-lawyer-morgan-philpot-utah-republican/
  5. Even With Bundy Behind Bars, 'Range War' Lives On For Some Ranchers. Stanton Gleave hardly fits the stereotype of a modest, keep-to-himself Western rancher. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/npr-even-with-bundy-behind-bars-range-war-lives-on-for-some-ranchers/
  6. Ammon Bundy Considering Civil Rights Lawsuit Against Multnomah County. Ammon and Ryan Bundy are actively considering whether they should pursue a civil rights lawsuit against the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office for conditions at the county detention center. In court documents released Tuesday, the leaders of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupation give a list of conditions at the jail they said are violating their constitutional rights. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/ammon-bundy-civil-rights-lawsuit-multnomah-county/
  7. Prosecutors Want To Keep Evidence Confidential In Nevada Standoff Case. ederal prosecutors say they fear backers of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy would use names and information that could be disclosed in a case over a 2014 armed standoff to target court officials and intimidate witnesses. In court filings in Las Vegas, the government says prosecutors and the court have already received threats, including one recent Facebook post appearing to invite a “lone wolf attack.” http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/cliven-bundy-nevada-bunkerville-prosecutors-evidence-case/
  8. Defense Attorneys Argue Some Malheur Charges Are Unconstitutional. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/defense-malheur-refuge-occupation-charges-unconstitutional/
  9. Oregonians want to know who Ammon Bundy is, according to frequent Google searches. http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2016/05/who_is_ammon_bundy_asks_oregon.html#incart_river_home
  10. Feds say they have no evidence of any NSA surveillance of refuge occupiers. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/05/feds_say_they_have_no_evidence.html
  11. Ammon Bundy retains new lawyer, former Utah State Rep. J. Morgan Philpot from Molalla. Ammon Bundy, the leader of the armed takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, has retained a new lawyer, J. Morgan Philpot, a former Utah state representative who was born in Molalla, Oregon. Late Wednesday, Eugene-based attorney Mike Arnold, who was retained by Bundy after his Jan. 26 arrest, filed a notice of "substitution of counsel, for Philpott.

"He is intimately familiar with the land use issues central to the Malheur protest, Arnold said in a prepared statement. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/05/ammon_bundy_retains_new_lawyer.html

Friday, May 20, 2016

  1. FBI interrogation of Oregon refuge holdout David Fry called into question http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/05/fbi_interrogation_of_oregon_re.html
  2. First Oregon standoff defendant pleads guilty to federal conspiracy charge http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/05/first_oregon_standoff_defendan.html
  3. Oregon standoff: State police request $2.5 million in reimbursement http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/05/oregon_standoff_state_police_r.html
  4. Was NSA surveillance used on refuge occupiers labeled as 'domestic terrorists,' lawyer asks http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2016/05/feds_should_reveal_if_nsa_surv.html

Sunday, May 15, 2016

  1. Recall petition filed against Harney County Judge Steve Grassy. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/05/recall_petition_filed_against.html#incart_big-photo

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

  1. After The Occupation, Oregon Sees A Rise In 'Patriot' Candidates. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/after-the-occupation-oregon-sees-a-rise-in-patriot-candidates/
  2. Harney County Voters Weigh Candidates On Refuge Occupation http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/harney-county-malheur-bundy-refuge-occupation-voting/

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

  1. Cliven Bundy sues Obama over 'cruel and unusual' solitary confinement. Lawsuit from jailed rancher, who in 2014 led a high-profile standoff against the government, also names judge Gloria Navarro and Nevada senator Harry Reid. http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/may/10/cliven-bundy-obama-lawsuit-reid-navarro-constitution
  2. Cliven Bundy sues Obama, Reid and federal judge over criminal case. http://www.reviewjournal.com/crime/cliven-bundy-sues-obama-reid-and-federal-judge-over-criminal-case
  3. Cliven Bundy Standoff Brews Over Cattle On Federal Land. Groups are asking for Bundy’s cattle to be seized, which the feds say “continue to be in trespass.” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/cliven-bundy-standoff_us_57324729e4b0bc9cb04868e7
  4. Michele Fiore explains comment about pointing a gun at law enforcement. http://www.ktnv.com/news/michele-fiore-explains-comment-about-pointing-a-gun-at-law-enforcement

federal land-return movement and Cliven Bundy older news

Monday, May 09, 2016

  1. Bundy Sympathizer Pleads Not Guilty To Weapons Charges http://www.opb.org/news/article/malheur-occupation-sympathizer-michael-emry-weapons-charges/
  2. Boise Gun Dealer Shocked After Machine Gun Stolen By Bundy Sympathizer http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/micheal-emry-machine-gun-arrest-shop-owner-boise/
  3. Bundys Complain Of Poor Jail Conditions, Unpalatable Food http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/ammon-bundy-multnomah-jail-weight-gain/
  4. Letter from 9 orgs. demanding #BundyRanch cattle removal from #publiclands. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwzwdJo0zxv5Z0xJSXczSHFtMVk/view?pref=2&pli=1
  5. Nevada Lawmaker: It’s Okay To Aim Guns At Cops If They Aim At You First http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2016/05/02/3774423/michele-fiore-nevada-aim-gun-at-cops/
  6. Judge won’t release Internet talk show host in Bundy case http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/bundy-blm/judge-won-t-release-internet-talk-show-host-bundy-case
  7. Cliven Bundy suing Obama, Nevada officials http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/279314-cliven-bundy-suing-obama-nevada-officials
  8. Oregon standoff figure Scott Willingham scrawled threats on rifle magazines, prosecutor says http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/03/oregon_standoff_figure_scott_w.html
  9. Ammon Bundy had intended refuge occupation to end up in civil court, lawyers say http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/05/ammon_bundy_had_intended_refug.html

Sunday, May 08, 2016

  1. Sheriff With Militia Ties Goes Wild in West Texas https://www.texasobserver.org/above-the-law-pamela-elliott-sheriff

Saturday, May 07, 2016

  1. 'Embedded' reporter tied to militia arrested in John Day on weapons charges http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/05/militia-tied_embedded_reporter.html#comments

Thursday, May 05, 2016

  1. Nevada Lawmaker: It’s Okay To Aim Guns At Cops If They Aim At You First http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2016/05/02/3774423/michele-fiore-nevada-aim-gun-at-cops/
  2. Oregon standoff defendant Sean Anderson apologizes for inflammatory video messages from refuge. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/05/oregon_standoff_defendant_sean.html
  3. Defense lawyers signal push for change of venue, wider jury pool in federal conspiracy case http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/05/defense_lawyers_signal_push_fo.html
  4. Oregon Bar drops complaint against Ammon Bundy's lawyers tied to refuge visit http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/05/state_bar_dismisses_complaint.html
  5. Officials Take Custody Of Kids Who Went To Oregon Standoff http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/oregon-malheur-odalis-sharp-kansas-children/
  6. Refuge Occupiers Concerned About Liberal Portland Jury http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/ammon-bundy-refuge-portland-jury/
  7. Malheur Occupation Trial Could Last For Months http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/malheur-occupation-trial-could-last-for-months/
  8. Oregon Bar Throws Out Ethics Complaints Against Bundy Attorneys http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/oregon-bar-ethics-complaints-arnold-law-ammon-bundy/

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

  1. Kansas mother who went to Oregon standoff arrested in assault on officer. Sharp told The Star on Tuesday that the family had been performing in several states since the standoff and planned to travel around the country the rest of the year. But she said the older children, including Victoria, “have left the path I put them on.” “The best way to describe Victoria is that she’s like her horse, Spirit,” Sharp said. “Young and pretty, very spirited. She’s got all that pasture, but she wants to be out of her bounds. And when she gets out of bounds, she leads the others with her, and she’s hurting my family. It’s a shame.” Sharp said she has a hearing Wednesday in juvenile court. “Jesus is on trial tomorrow,” she said. “These children are not my children. They’re God’s children. He has anointed them. And you don’t mess with that.” http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article75319902.html

Monday, May 02, 2016

  1. Government defends secrecy in Bundy-Bunkerville case http://www.reviewjournal.com/crime/government-defends-secrecy-bundy-bunkerville-case

Sunday, May 01, 2016

  1. Refuge takeover a casual topic at Harney County branding http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2016/05/refuge_takeover_a_casual_topic.html

Friday, April 29, 2016

  1. RJ fights government secrecy in Bunkerville standoff case http://www.reviewjournal.com/crime/rj-fights-government-secrecy-bunkerville-standoff-case
  2. More Ethics Complaints Filed Against Ammon Bundy's Attorney http://www.opb.org/news/article/more-complaints-filed-against-bundys-attorney/

Thursday, April 28, 2016

  1. Oregon standoff defendants' motions: Dismiss charges due to vagueness, government overreach http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2016/04/oregon_standoff_defendants_mot.html
  2. Bunkerville standoff figure plays media card in bid for freedom http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/bundy-blm/bunkerville-standoff-figure-plays-media-card-bid-freedom
  3. Why Malheur Wildlife Refuge is seeing green after the siege. The armed militia-style takeover of Malheur Wildlife Refuge has prompted some unintended consequences. http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/2016/0427/Why-Malheur-Wildlife-Refuge-is-seeing-green-after-the-siege?cmpid=push010
  4. Mike Noel asks constitutional council to investigate group calling for national monument in Utah http://www.sltrib.com/news/3827072-155/mike-noel-asks-constitutional-council-to
  5. A former Yakima County Sheriff candidate is facing domestic violence assault charges. Court papers say 42-year-old Anthony Bosworth assaulted his 17-year-old daughter. Witnesses told police Bosworth threw his daughter to the ground outside near the 2500 block of Nob Hill Blvd. Bosworth held her down by putting his knee on her chest, court papers say. He put both hands around her neck and choked her until she couldn't breathe or speak, court papers say. http://kimatv.com/news/local/former-yakima-county-sheriff-candidate-accused-of-assaulting-his-daughter

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

  1. A rural paper's decision on the voice of Harney County (Column) http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/04/who_can_speak_for_harney_count.html
  2. Ammon Bundy offered to plead guilty to federal conspiracy after arrest, lawyer says http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/04/ammon_bundy_offered_to_plead_g.html
  3. Nevada trial for Cliven Bundy, 18 others set for 2017 http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2016/04/nevada_trial_for_cliven_bundy.html
  4. ‘We stand firmly behind the Eagle’ In recent weeks, the Blue Mountain Eagle, its staff and its publisher have come under vicious attack by some members of the Grant County community. These criticisms have challenged the truthfulness of articles we have published and the integrity of Eagle employees. The comments — appearing mostly in social media platforms like Facebook — contain false accusations about our actions and motives, some of which border on defamation. http://www.bluemountaineagle.com/be/editorials/20160426/we-stand-firmly-behind-the-eagle
  5. Oregon Territory SPJ: Covering the Oregon Standoff, Part 1 https://youtu.be/HbKMeKIQbWo?list=PLJ1q1eTNTEjZNEQYhPZZTJwF6bxZBqib4
  6. Ammon Bundy offered to plead guilty if Oregon protesters' charges dropped. Standoff leader offered to ‘take a hit for the team’ in exchange for charges being dropped against all other protesters at the wildlife refuge, a court filing says. http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/apr/27/oregon-standoff-ammon-bundy-guilty-plea-offer-protesters
  7. Ammon Bundy’s Legal Defense Exactly As Sane As Every Other Bundy Legal Theory Read more at http://wonkette.com/601091/ammon-bundys-legal-defense-exactly-as-sane-as-every-other-bundy-legal-theory#bpu8EOD4DZJVfX6c.99

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

  1. New February trial date set in Bunkerville standoff case http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/bundy-blm/new-february-trial-date-set-bunkerville-standoff-case
  2. More state bar complaints filed against Ammon Bundy's lawyer, critical of social media crowdsourcing http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/04/more_state_bar_complaints_file.html

Monday, April 25, 2016

  1. Ammon Bundy to challenge authority of feds to prosecute Oregon standoff defendants http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/04/ammon_bundy_to_challenge_autho.html
  2. Cliven Bundy threatening the contractor hired by the BLM in 2012. RANGE WAR! https://twitter.com/jjmacnab/status/724750502617993216

Sunday, April 24, 2016

  1. The new Shawna Cox affidavit answered a couple of my questions. http://ow.ly/4n31F1

Saturday, April 23, 2016

  1. PART 1: THE STRANGE CASE OF MOLLIE DUNN POWELL : SHOOTING FOR SYMPATHY This time around, as “Shiloh Ryder”, Powell was the ringleader of many attacks on, and doxxing of, non Bundy supporters, particularly the journalists covering the January armed takeover of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge outside of Burns, Oregon. Myself and award-winning Oregonian reporter, Les Zaitz, have been her, and her followers, primary targets of choice. https://challengingtherhetoric.wordpress.com/2016/04/23/part-1-the-strange-case-of-mollie-dunn-powell-shooting-for-sympathy/

Friday, April 22, 2016

  1. Bundys, other defendants oppose long trial delay in Bunkerville standoff. The majority of the 19 defendants charged in the 2014 Bunkerville standoff — including rancher Cliven Bundy and four of his sons — indicated Friday they want to exercise their constitutional rights and go to trial as soon as possible. The move appeared to surprise prosecutors, who told a federal judge that they had previously obtained the support of most of the defendants for an eight-month trial delay until February. Many of the defendants and their lawyers announced in court that they had changed their minds, prompting the lead prosecutor in the case, Steven Myhre, to suggest some were “playing games” with the “extremely serious charges” they are facing. http://www.reviewjournal.com/crime/bundys-other-defendants-oppose-long-trial-delay-bunkerville-standoff
  2. Judge weighs trial date in Nevada standoff for Cliven Bundy, sons and other defendants http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2016/04/judge_weighs_trial_date_in_nev.html

Thursday, April 21, 2016

  1. Court fight expected over Bundy trial date http://www.reviewjournal.com/crime/court-fight-expected-over-bundy-trial-date

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

  1. Federal prosecutors argued in court papers Wednesday against releasing Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy in the criminal case stemming from the 2014 armed Bunkerville standoff with law enforcement. Prosecutors did not address claims made by Bundy’s lawyer earlier this month that Bundy was a “political prisoner” like the late South African leader and civil rights activist Nelson Mandela. But in urging a federal judge to keep him behind bars, they again alleged that Bundy is a “lawless and violent man” who violated federal court orders for more than 20 years. Bundy, 69, is charged as the leader of what prosecutors say was a mass armed assault April 12, 2014, on federal agents trying to round up his cattle being grazed illegally on federal land. Prosecutors argued in their papers that his claims of being a law-abiding citizen are inconsistent with his actions during and after the Bunkerville confrontation. http://www.reviewjournal.com/crime/feds-want-keep-cliven-bundy-behind-bars
  2. Months before Oregon standoff, armed activists were in town. Months before their takeover of a national wildlife refuge became an international fascination, an armed group of ranchers made its presence known in the surrounding Oregon community, following around the sheriff, his deputies and their families and intimidating those who publicly disagreed with them, Harney County Sheriff Dave Ward said. http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/Sheriff-dealt-with-militants-for-months-before-7259926.php
  3. Judge questions Oregon standoff figure about reported 'flock of geese' inspiration. A federal judge Wednesday ordered the release of Oregon standoff defendant Dylan Anderson to his parents, allowing for his return to Utah pending trial. U.S. District Judge Robert E. Jones ruled that Anderson, 35, was not a flight risk and no longer a danger to the community, particularly because he will not be allowed to possess any firearms while awaiting trial. Anderson, known as "Captain Moroni, is one of 27 people facing federal indictment stemming from the 41-day takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge outside of Burns in Harney County. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/04/judge_questions_oregon_standof.html
  4. Ammon Bundy, Ryan Bundy will stay in jail pending trial in Nevada, judge rules http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/04/ammon_bundy_ryan_bundy_will_st.html

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

  1. Judge again refuses to let nationally known lawyer defend Cliven Bundy http://www.reviewjournal.com/crime/judge-again-refuses-let-nationally-known-lawyer-defend-cliven-bundy
  2. Jury Finds Oregon Man Guilty Of Taking Over Federal Lands. A federal jury has convicted Kenneth Medenbach for his role in taking over Bureau of Land Management property last year in southern Oregon. The 63-year-old Crescent, Oregon, resident represented himself in the case. He was found guilty in a Eugene court Monday of unlawful occupation and illegal camping on federal lands. Medenbach traveled to Josephine County after a group of armed activists from the Oath Keepers and other groups gathered at the Sugar Pine Mine in southern Oregon. Constitutional rights groups converged on the small gold mine in May 2015 after the owner issued a call for help because of alleged overreach by the BLM. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/kenneth-medenbach-guilty-sugar-pine-mine-occupation/
  3. U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell says the 41-day occupation at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge did not get the support of the local community. During remarks following a Tuesday speech at the National Geographic Society in Washington D.C., Jewell also addressed a 2014 armed standoff in Nevada. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/sally-jewell-malheur-refuge-occupation-no-local-support/
  4. risAnne Hall is in Oregon this week, speaking about the U.S Constitution. Hall is the latest activist to address a group in the region since the armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. Hall spoke to an audience of about 170 in Prineville on Monday. Her message focused on the parts of the U.S. Constitution that emphasize states’ rights, rather than federal rights. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/krisanne-hall-anti-federal-speaker-malheur/
  5. Feds argue that Oregon standoff figure Corey Lequieu helped plan refuge takeover http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/04/feds_argue_that_oregon_standof.html
  6. An armed takeover of an Oregon national wildlife refuge is part of a disturbing "extreme movement" to seize public lands and reject the rule of law — putting communities and public employees at risk throughout the West, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell says in a speech outlining Obama administration conservation policies. The 41-day standoff this winter at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge came at the same time as two other trends that threaten the West, Jewell said: A push by some politicians to sell off lands that belong to all Americans to the highest bidder, and the rapid disappearance of natural areas throughout the region due to climate change and increased development. http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2016/04/malheur_takeover_part_of_large.html

Sunday, April 17, 2016

  1. Federal wildlife refuges are not up for grabs. Alaska’s attempt to intrude on federal wildlife refuges has incensed the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, for good reason. http://www.hcn.org/articles/federal-wildlife-refuges-are-not-up-for-grabs

Saturday, April 16, 2016

  1. Is not paying taxes tantamount to terror? San Diego sheriff seeks to ramp up battle against Sovereign Citizens. http://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/2016/apr/11/ticker-not-paying-taxes-tantamount-terror/
  2. Bundy on Trial: The Ultimate “Friday News Dump” http://letstalknevada.com/bundy-trial-ultimate-friday-news-dump/
  3. Bundy brothers, three others refuse to enter pleas in Bunkerville standoff http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/bundy-blm/bundy-brothers-three-others-refuse-enter-pleas-bunkerville-standoff
  4. Bundy brothers arraigned on felony charges in armed Nevada standoff. Prosecutors accused Ammon and Ryan, who also led an armed occupation at a wildlife refuge in Oregon, of assaulting and threatening law enforcement officers. http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/apr/15/bundy-brothers-plead-not-guilty-nevada-standoff-charges
  5. Ammon Bundy said that he was mistreated while he was taken by authorities to Nevada from Oregon, where he and the others have been held since their arrests in the occupation of a U.S. wildlife refuge this year. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/nevada-bunkerville-standoff-refuse-plea/
  6. Federal judge backs off from total gag order on refuge occupier Shawna Cox http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/04/federal_judge_backs_off_from_t.html

Friday, April 15, 2015

  1. This lawmaker compared dead Oregon occupier LaVoy Finicum to Moses and Jesus https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2016/01/27/nevada-lawmaker-recalls-moses-jesus-in-facebook-post-on-dead-oregon-occupier-lavoy-finicum/
  2. Ask the RGJ: Are cows starving in Nevada desert? http://www.rgj.com/story/news/2016/04/13/ask-rgj-cows-starving-nevada-desert/82919740/

Thursday, April 14, 2016

  1. Ammon Bundy Led An Occupation. This Cowboy Came Late. Both Face 6 Years For Conspiracy. Prosecutors are blurring the line between supporters and leaders of the Oregon occupation. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/oregon-occupation-conspiracy-charges_us_570e8c30e4b0ffa5937de7a0

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

  1. Ammon Bundy's Right-Wing Crusaders Will Liberate the West or Die Trying http://www.vice.com/read/the-prophet-and-the-acolyte-v23n2
  2. Bundy Brothers, 3 Others Due In Nevada In Standoff Case http://www.opb.org/news/article/ammon-bundy-malheur-oregon-nevada-standoff/
  3. Grant County DA contradicts sheriff's 'danger' claim regarding standoff roadblock http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/04/grant_county_da_contradicts_sh.html

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

  1. Sheriff Palmer intends to sue city of John Day, employees. Sheriff Glenn Palmer's attorney notified the city of John Day he intends to sue for damages. http://www.bluemountaineagle.com/Local_News/20160411/sheriff-palmer-intends-to-sue-city-of-john-day-employees
  2. Grant County sheriff says dispatchers endangered his life withholding standoff information http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/04/grant_county_sheriff_says_disp.html
  3. Ammon Bundy and 4 co-defendants heading to Nevada after appeals court refuses to halt transfer http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/04/ammon_bundy_and_four_others_he.html

Monday, April 11, 2016

  1. Ammon Bundy's lawyer responds to Nevada senator's comments about 'the Bundy boys and his pals' http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/04/ammon_bundys_lawyer_cliven_bun.html
  2. Op-ed: Despite wasteful Utah effort, public lands thankfully will remain federal http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/3747413-155/op-ed-despite-wasteful-utah-effort-public

Sunday, April 10, 2016

  1. If Robert 'LaVoy' Finicum had obeyed officers, he would be alive today: Letters to the Editor http://www.oregonlive.com/opinion/index.ssf/2016/04/if_robert_lavoy_finicum_had_ob.html

Saturday, April 09, 2016

  1. ‘Captain Moroni’ to media, Provo man seeks release ahead of Oregon refuge standoff trial. A motion calling for the release of Provo's Dylan Wade Anderson from an Oregon jail provides a fuller picture of the wildlife refuge occupier known primarily for identifying to media as "Captain Moroni." Anderson is a man of few words, Clay said, and he didn't explain his interest. "He just kind of got involved with helping them," she said. He later would read a book about Bundy written by a fellow Malheur indictee, Kanab's Shawna Cox, and a novel written by Robert LaVoy Finicum, an Arizona Strip rancher who was killed the day before Anderson's arrest and whose services were held in Kanab. Anderson and his wife of three years, Cynthia, then were photographed at a May 2014 protest ATV ride in San Juan County's Recapture Canyon. Still, even after his widely publicized arrest in eastern Oregon, he was unknown to an ATV ride's organizer until late last month, when San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman posted the couple's photo to Facebook with his suspicion that Anderson and his wife "were agents provocateur working for the BLM or one of the environmentalist groups." (His post was deleted after this story's publication.) http://www.sltrib.com/news/3755488-155/provo-man-seeks-release-ahead-of

Friday, April 08, 2016

  1. Harry Reid trades insults with Cliven Bundy's wife in battle over standoff site. Previous legislative efforts to create a national conservation area in Nevada have failed, and conservative critics have accused him of a ‘federal land grab’. http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/apr/08/harry-reid-cliven-bundy-nevada-racher-armed-standoff
  2. Reid Blasts Bundys On Floor, Wants NV Standoff Site To Be Nat'l Monument http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/reid-bundy-ranch-national-monument
  3. Ethics Commission Approves Legal Fund For Embattled Oregon Sheriff http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/oregon-sheriff-glenn-palmer-legal-fund/
  4. After Oregon standoff, Harney County Migratory Bird Festival basks in boosted interest http://www.oregonlive.com/multimedia/index.ssf/2016/04/harney_county_migratory_bird_f.html

Thursday, April 07, 2016

  1. Birders Flock To Harney County For Annual Bird Festival http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/harney-county-migratory-bird-festival/
  2. Oregon Standoff Defendant Jake Ryan Detained Until Trial http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/oregon-standoff-jake-ryan-detained-trial/
  3. Concern about Montana sheriff raised during Oregon standoff figure Jake Ryan's detention hearing http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/04/concern_about_montana_sheriff.html

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

  1. Oregon standoff figure Jake Ryan found hiding in shed in Clark County http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/04/oregon_standoff_figure_jake_ry.html
  2. Malheur Refuge Occupiers' Trial Date Set For Sept. 7 http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/malheur-refuge-occupiers-court-date-set-for-sept-7/
  3. Finicum Shooting Investigators Release Bundy Cellphone Video http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/lavoy-finicum-shooting-ryan-bundy-cell-phone-video/
  4. Ammon Bundy's lawyers rely on social media to defend client, object to court's protective order http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/04/ammon_bundys_lawyers_rely_on_s.html
  5. Federal judge refuses to halt order to transfer Ammon Bundy, four co-defendants to Nevada http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/04/federal_judge_refuses_to_halt.html
  6. New video captures Ryan Bundy's comments, surrender after shooting http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/04/new_video_captures_ryan_bundys.html

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

  1. Lawyer asks for Cliven Bundy’s release, calls him ‘political prisoner’. Attorney Joel Hansen said the government has failed to show Bundy is a violent man and is keeping him behind bars because of his free speech view on the government’s “alleged ownership of 90 percent of Nevada land.” “The government seems to be afraid that it might lose in a jury trial, so it wants to keep him in prison, in solitary confinement, as long as it can because he, like Nelson Mandela, is a political prisoner,” Hansen wrote. “There is nothing in the U.S. Constitution allowing the federal government to hold political prisoners without a trial. Nothing.” http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/bundy-blm/lawyer-asks-cliven-bundy-s-release-calls-him-political-prisoner
  2. Oregon standoff sheds light on conservative sheriffs group http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/nation-and-world/oregon-standoff-sheds-light-conservative-sheriffs-group
  3. Sage Grouse lawsuit looking to block new fences on BLM land in Nevada http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/nevada/sage-grouse-lawsuit-looking-block-new-fences-blm-land-nevada
  4. Fraud investigation uncovers allegations of child pornography. West Bloomfield police were originally investigating Travis for fraud, allegedly charging more than $50,000 to a West Bloomfield business's credit card. Moore said Travis is a "sovereign citizen," someone who doesn't recognize laws, courts, or law enforcement. He demanded the federal court to drop the charges against him as part of his beliefs. "My point is that all laws are commercial in nature and I am a natural born human of the American land," Travis said. "Since all laws are commercial in nature and I choose not to do business with this court, I ask that this case be dismissed." http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/fraud-investigation-uncovers-allegations-of-child-pornography

Monday, April 04, 2016

  1. Broadcaster who streamed final hours of Oregon standoff calls for release of arrested occupiers http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/04/internet_broadcaster_gavin_sei.html
  2. David Fry makes unusual personal plea for his release in federal court http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/04/david_fry_stands_to_make_unusu.html
  3. Judge Denies Pretrial Release For 'Vunerable' David Fry http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/david-fry-detained-judge/
  4. Standoff Sheds Light On Conservative Sheriffs Group http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/oregon-standoff-constitutional-sheriffs-peace-officers-association/
  5. Refuge Occupation Trial May Seem Simple, But Complications Abound http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/trial-malheur-refuge-occupiers-political-speech-legal-challenges/
  6. Federal prosecutors: No reason to delay temporary transfer of Ammon Bundy, 4 co-defendants to Nevada. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/04/federal_prosecutor_argue_there.html#incart_big-photo
  7. Utah ranchers vow to stand up to government despite Oregon arrests. As the unofficial leaders of the land-use rights movement are being prosecuted, ranchers remain steadfast in fighting what they say is federal overreach. http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/apr/04/utah-ranchers-oregon-standoff-federal-government-cliven-bundy
  8. Reopening rager? Local group hopes to persuade Crook County Court to take over ranger station. http://www.pamplinmedia.com/ceo/162-news/300202-177778-reopening-rager

Sunday, April 03, 2016

  1. RYAN BUNDY WRITES TO NEWS2SHARE: A MANIFESTO OF FAITH AND HISTORY http://news2share.com/start/2016/03/24/ryan-bundy-writes-to-news2share-a-manifesto-of-faith-and-history/
  2. When Western county commissioners wanted to start a nonprofit dedicated to taking over federal lands, they turned to a well-heeled 92-year-old businessman. Bert Smith and his wife, Kathy, cut a $35,000 check. The American Lands Council was born in 2012. "I don't know how much money they've put into it over the years, but a lot," said Demar Dahl, an Elko County, Nev., commissioner and the organization's co-founder and current board member. http://www.eenews.net/stories/1060034277
  3. Finicums Speech in Orem Uta https://youtu.be/HOJfPVn3_xA?t=27m10s
  4. WHITE HOUSE IMPLICATED IN OREGON MURDER OF RANCHER http://constitution.com/valerie-jarrett-order-hit-lavoy-finnicum/

Friday, April 01, 2016

  1. Judge won’t let widely known conservative lawyer defend Cliven Bundy. Nevada’s chief federal judge has refused to let nationally known conservative lawyer Larry Klayman join Cliven Bundy’s defense team. In a three-page order, Gloria Navarro questioned Klayman’s candidness with her about the outcome of professional disciplinary proceedings against him in Washington, D.C. http://www.reviewjournal.com/crime/judge-won-t-let-widely-known-conservative-lawyer-defend-cliven-bundy
  2. A key defendant in armed standoffs with law enforcement in Oregon and Nevada pleaded not guilty Wednesday to federal charges in the Nevada case. Conservative radio talk show host Peter Santilli, 50, of Cincinnati faces 16 felony charges stemming from the 2014 standoff with law enforcement outside the Bundy family ranch near Bunkerville. He was indicted earlier this month in Las Vegas with Bundy patriarch, Cliven Bundy, and 17 other defendants, including four Bundy sons. FBI agents arrested Santilli and others last month in Oregon as part of a move to end the 41-day occupation of a government wildlife refuge in that state. http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/bundy-blm/key-defendant-bunkerville-standoff-pleads-not-guilty
  3. Oregon standoff: Incidents reported at 13 other refuges during Oregon occupation http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/04/oregon_standoff_incidents_repo.html

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

  1. Oregon standoff: Grant County sheriff facing investigation pursues legal defense fund http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/03/post_10.html
  2. No, Ted Cruz, Westerners should not follow in Texas’ footsteps. The state’s public lands boondoggle was a historical accident. http://www.hcn.org/articles/no-ted-cruz-westerners-should-not-follow-in-texas-footsteps

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

  1. No Bundy Las Vegas Appearances Monday In Ranch Standoff Case http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/nevada-standoff-ammon-cliven-ryan-bundy/
  2. Federal judge admonished Shawna Cox she's not to speak publicly about Oregon standoff case http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/03/federal_judge_admonished_shawn.html
  3. Bundy brothers and 2 co-defendants appeal to higher court to remain in Oregon http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/03/bundy_brothers_and_2_co-defend.html
  4. Oregon Standoff: Occupiers and sympathizers revealed http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/03/oregon_standoff_a_snapshot_of.html
  5. Bundy brothers fighting push to bring them to Nevada to face charges http://www.reviewjournal.com/crime/bundy-brothers-fighting-push-bring-them-nevada-face-charges
  6. Oregon occupation supporters investigated for death threats http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-bundy-threats-20160329-story.html

federal land-return movement and Cliven Bundy, older

Monday, March 28, 2016

  1. Birds — and staff — return to Malheur National Wildlife Refuge http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/northwest/birds-and-staff-return-to-malheur-national-wildlife-refuge/
  2. Idaho patriot group leader filed bankruptcy after Masher visit http://www.idahostatesman.com/news/local/community/west-ada/article68581597.html
  3. The darkness at the heart of Masher. A Westerner traces the roots – and meaning – of the Oregon occupation. https://www.hcn.org/issues/48.5/the-darkness-at-the-heart-of-malheur

Saturday, March 26, 2016

  1. Bundy son pleads not guilty; detained pending standoff trial http://usnewsnow.org/2016/03/bundy-son-pleads-not-guilty-detained-pending-standoff-trial/
  2. LaVoy Finicum Supporters Threatened To Burn Qurans, Kill Police And Oregon Governor http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/finicum-supporters-threaten-to-kill-cops-because-they-are-cops/
  3. Grant County Sheriff Deputizes Man Facing Felony Theft Charges http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/grant-county-sheriff-glenn-palmer-deputy-felony-theft/

Friday, March 25, 2016

  1. Larry Klayman, a nationally known conservative lawyer, has filed court papers seeking to join Cliven Bundy’s defense team. Klayman, the founder of the Washington-based public interest groups Judicial Watch and Freedom Watch, is known for his tenacious pursuit of litigation, mostly in support of a wide range of conservative and libertarian issues. http://www.reviewjournal.com/crime/famed-conservative-legal-activist-asks-join-cliven-bundy-s-defense-team
  2. Oregon standoff figure Scott Willingham scrawled threats on rifle magazines, prosecutor says http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/03/oregon_standoff_figure_scott_w.html
  3. Threats continue against troopers, governor, others after LaVoy Finicum shooting http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/03/threats_continue_against_troop.html
  4. Sheriff Urges Supporters of Wanted Oregon Occupier to Stay Away from Sanders County. Plains man wanted by federal agents for his involvement in Oregon standoff. http://flatheadbeacon.com/2016/03/24/sheriff-urges-supporters-wanted-oregon-occupier-stay-away-sanders-county/

Thursday, March 24, 2016

  1. New photos of Oregon wildlife refuge reveal damage done by Bundy standoff. Photos released by Fish and Wildlife Service show protesters trashed buildings and damaged facilities, with the occupation’s overall costs running at least $6m http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/mar/24/oregon-wildlife-refuge-damage-photos-militia-standoff
  2. New Hampshire man linked to Bundy standoff to face trial in Nevada http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/nevada/new-hampshire-man-linked-bundy-standoff-face-trial-nevada
  3. Refuge Occupier Accused Of Stealing Government Cameras http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/malheur-refuge-scott-willingham-arrest-steal-government-camera/
  4. Congress Should Confront the Rise of Violent Extremism on America’s Public Lands https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/green/report/2016/03/24/133730/congress-should-confront-the-rise-of-violent-extremism-on-americas-public-lands/
  5. $6 million will go to restore Malheur refuge, cover other costs of standoff http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/03/repairs_to_malheur_refuge_will.html
  6. Refuge occupier accused of threats against officers now faces federal theft charge http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/03/refuge_occupier_accused_of_thr.html
  7. Judge opens door for Ammon Bundy, others to be prosecuted in Nevada and Oregon at same time http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/03/judge_opens_door_for_ammon_bun.html

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

  1. Malheur Refuge Restoration On Track, Despite Costs http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/malheur-refuge-restoration-progress-occupation-cost/

Tuesday, March 22. 2016

  1. Oregon Judge Sends 6 Refuge Occupiers To Nevada For Bunkerville Charges http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/ammon-bundy-nevada-standoff-charges-defendents/
  2. Burns Police Investigating Pacific Patriots Network Co-Founder http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/bj-soper-pacific-patriots-network-burns-police-investigation/

Monday, March 21, 2016

  1. 'This land belongs to all Americans,' Interior Secretary Sally Jewell says in Burns http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/03/contrary_to_oregon_standoff_cl.html
  2. Final Malheur indictee revealed as Montana man’s family weighs taking ‘a stand’ against his arrest http://www.sltrib.com/news/3690270-155/final-malheur-indictee-revealed-as-montana
  3. Bundy son, another defendant held without bail in Bunkerville standoff http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/las-vegas/bundy-son-another-defendant-held-without-bail-bunkerville-standoff
  4. Occupier who feds say dug trench for feces, disturbed sacred artifacts faces charges http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/03/occupier_who_feds_say_dug_tren.html
  5. Analysis and valuation of the health and climate change cobenefits of dietary change http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2016/03/16/1523119113.full
  6. Interior Sec. Jewell Urges Harney County Collaboration To Counter Extremism Jewell also called Harney County Sheriff David Ward an American hero and praised his leadership for ensuing peace in the community during the occupation. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/sally-jewell-urges-harney-county-counter-extremism/

Sunday, March 20, 2016

  1. Anti-Refuge Occupation Organizers Raise More Than $130K http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/fundraising-refuge-restoration/
  2. Oregon Lawmaker Says Roseburg Shooting Prompted ‘Fact-Finding’ Visit To Armed Occupation http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/roseburg-shooting-republican-politician-dallas-heard-occupation-visit/
  3. In southern Utah, a ranger is jailed under questionable pretenses. The region has a history of sheriffs butting heads with federal land agencies. http://www.hcn.org/articles/blm-ranger-jailed-escalante-ellison-utah-sheriff

Friday, March 18, 2016

  1. Fairy tales about the West are fueling public lands conflict http://www.hcn.org/articles/fairy-tales-about-the-west-are-fueling-public-lands-conflict
  2. MANUFACTURING FEAR Spokane's Republican sheriff says members of his own party are dangerously dividing people http://www.inlander.com/spokane/manufacturing-fear/Content?oid=2534837
  3. Here's my status list from Oregon. https://twitter.com/jjmacnab/status/710942335475916802
  4. Ryan Bundy To Represent Himself In Court http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/ryan-bundy-lawyer-represent-himself-court-trial/ http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/03/ryan_bundy_becomes_second_defe.html
  5. Occupier Who Threatened To Shoot Law Enforcement Arrested http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/scott-willingham-arrest-threaten-shoot-law-enforcement/ http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/03/oregon_standoff_figure_arreste.html
  6. Chaotic scene of LaVoy Finicum shooting, explained (graphic animation) http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/03/finicum_shooting_scale_diagram.html

Thursday, March 17, 2016

  1. Cliven Bundy Loses Bid For Release In Nevada http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/cliven-bundy-nevada-vegas-trial-ranch-standoff/
  2. DOJ Launches Investigation Into Grant County Sheriff http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/grant-county-sheriff-glenn-palmerdoj-investigation/?t=430160

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

  1. Credibility of FBI’s elite Hostage Rescue Team is on the line https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/credibility-of-fbis-elite-hostage-rescue-team-is-on-the-line/2016/03/16/56cbf4d8-eb88-11e5-b0fd-073d5930a7b7_story.html
  2. Fiore: Oregon occupiers were campers who were victimized by government http://lasvegassun.com/news/2016/mar/16/fiore-oregon-occupiers-were-campers-who-were-victi/
  3. GOP Politicians Planned And Participated In Key Aspects Of Refuge Occupation http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/republican-gop-politicians-coalition-western-states/
  4. Bullet casings disappear from LaVoy Finicum shooting scene, sources say http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/03/bullet_casings_disappear_from.html#incart_big-photo

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

  1. EDITORIAL: Rancher stands up; feds should back off http://www.reviewjournal.com/opinion/editorial-rancher-stands-feds-should-back
  2. Remote Utah Enclave Becomes New Battleground Over Reach of U.S. Control http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/13/us/remote-utah-enclave-new-battleground-over-reach-of-us-control.html
  3. Finicum shooting investigation: second round of documents https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/2761441-Finicum-Redacted-Web-03142016-PartII-Redacted.html

Monday, March 14, 2016

  1. Former Federal Prosecutor Lays Out Likely Path For Refuge Trial
  2. OSP Officer Regretted Grabbing Taser During Finicum Shooting http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/lavoy-finicum-taser-shooting-documents-oregon-police-investigation/
  3. From Jail, Ammon Bundy Defends Grant County Sheriff http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/ammon-bundy-grant-county-sheriff-grant-palmer/ http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/03/oregon_standoff_ammon_bundy_co.html
  4. Malheur Refuge Occupation Gave Invasive Fish Species A Leg Up http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/malheur-lake-carp-fish-species-bird-habitat/

Saturday, March 12, 2016

  1. ‘We want Cliven free!’: Protesters converge on Bundy court hearing in Las Vegas http://www.rawstory.com/2016/03/we-want-cliven-free-protesters-converge-on-bundy-court-hearing-in-las-vegas/
  2. Bundy about to trade soapbox for cell block http://www.reviewjournal.com/john-l-smith/bundy-about-trade-soapbox-cell-block
  3. What We Know About the Crackdown on Cliven Bundy and the Oregon Occupiers http://www.vice.com/read/what-the-past-week-has-revealed-about-the-oregon-standoff

Friday, March 11, 2016

  1. LaVoy Finicum's last moments echo earlier provocations http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/03/lavoy_finicums_final_moments_e.html
  2. Oregon standoff defendant says he was just borrowing government truck to get groceries http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/03/oregon_standoff_defendant_says.html
  3. Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy sold close to 1,300 cattle over the past five years and found business in a handful of states even as the federal government sought to purge his herd from public lands, according to state records reviewed by Greenware. Bundy sold or transferred cattle to nearly two dozen recipients in Nevada, California, Arizona, Utah and Kansas, according to branding records kept by Nevada's Department of Agriculture. http://www.eenews.net/stories/1060033679

Thursday, March 10, 2016

  1. 4 Key Details Revealed By LaVoy Finicum Investigation Report http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/lavoy-finicum-shooting-investigation-report-key-details/
  2. Cliven Bundy Refuses To Enter Plea In Nevada US Court http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/cliven-bundy-refuses-to-enter-plea-nevada-court/
  3. Documents: OSP Moved Fatal Traffic Stop To Avoid Grant County Sheriff http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/oregon-state-police-fatal-traffic-stop-lavoy-finicum-avoid-grant-county-sheriff/
  4. We Can Get a Peek at our Future by Looking at Bundy, Bundy, Bundy—the town of Burns Oregon Today http://stupidpartymathvmyth.com/1/post/2016/02/4306.html
  5. EXPOSED: The Source Of Cliven Bundy’s Crackpot Constitutionalism http://www.newscorpse.com/ncWP/?p=12655

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

  1. Cliven Bundy backer Michele Fiore launches congressional run in Nevada http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2016/03/cliven_bundy_backer_michele_fi.html
  2. Occupation leaders talked about using explosives, drones in 'worst-case scenario,' court testimony reveals http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/03/occupation_leaders_talked_abou.html
  3. Tribal Leaders Visit Malheur Refuge Site http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/tribal-leaders-visit-malheur-refuge-site-/
  4. Locals, FBI Talk Differently About Finicum Shooting http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/fbi-finicum-shooting-language-local-law-enforcement-bretzing/
  5. Judge: Bundy Ranch Protesters From Idaho To Stay Behind Bars http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/bundy-ranch-protesters-idaho-stay-behind-bars/
  6. Judge: Malheur Occupation Trial Could Take More Than A Month http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/judge-malheur-trial-could-take-more-than-a-month/
  7. New Indictment Alleges Damage To Burns Paiute Site http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/sean-anderson-charges-burns-paiute-archaeological-site/
  8. Accused Malheur Refuge Occupants Appear In Court http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/malheur-refuge-court-case-trail-dates-bundy-payne/

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

  1. Watch: New Video Details LaVoy Finicum Traffic Stop, Shooting http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/lavoy-finicum-video-shooting-fbi-police/
  2. You have questions about the LaVoy Finicum shooting, we have answers http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/03/you_have_questions_about_the_l.html
  3. The Case for Civil Disobedience in Oregon http://www.nationalreview.com/article/429214/oregon-rancher-protests-civil-disobedience-justified

Monday, March 07, 2016

  1. Feds describe Pete Santilli as a "shill for Cliven Bundy in 2014 standoff in Nevada http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/03/feds_describe_pete_santilli_as.html
  2. Investigation into LaVoy Finicum death concludes, results to be released Tuesday http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/03/investigation_into_lavoy_finic.html
  3. Malheur occupation: Is private enterprise always the answer? (Letters to the Editor) http://www.oregonlive.com/opinion/index.ssf/2016/03/malheur_occupation_is_private.html

Sunday, March 06, 2016

  1. Occupation Supporters Try To Sway Broader Audience In Portland http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/portland-oregon-standoff-protest-rally-lavoy-finicum/
  2. AG: More Charges Coming 'Very Soon' In Masher Occupation http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/malheur-refuge-occupation-charges-loretta-lynch/

Saturday, March 05, 2016

  1. More than 100 people gather in Portland in memory of LaVoy Finicum. 318.9 MILLION people DO NOT gather. http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/03/people_gather_at_federal_court.html
  2. LaVoy Finicum rally: Protesters will openly carry guns in downtown Portland, police say http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/03/lavoy_finicum_rally_protesters.html
  3. Four men from Idaho were among 14 people indicted Thursday on federal charges connected to an armed standoff in Nevada. The Idaho defendants are 32-year-old Eric J. Parker of Hailey, 44-year-old O. Scott Drexler of Challis, 36-year-old Steven A. Stewart of Hailey and 48-year-old Todd C. Engel, of Boundary County. http://www.ktvb.com/news/local/idahoans-among-14-newly-indicted-in-nevada-standoff/67749663
  4. For Tulalip 22-year-old, a life gone haywire after Oregon standoff. The youngest of the 25 people indicted after the takeover of the Oregon wildlife refuge lives on the Tulalip Reservation with his girlfriend and infant. They were planning to marry, then he would join the Army. But he was arrested instead. Their lives have gone haywire. http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/crime/for-tulalip-22-year-old-a-life-gone-haywire-after-oregon-standoff/

Friday, March 04, 2016

  1. Interactive Map: Dozens of rallies in memory of LaVoy Finicum planned Saturday nationwide http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/03/dozens_of_rallies_in_memory_of.html
  2. Cliven Bundy makes initial court appearance in Nevada http://www.oregonlive.com/today/index.ssf/2016/03/cliven_bundy_makes_initial_cou.html
  3. Judge orders David Fry to remain in custody, citing prolonged role in refuge takeover http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/03/magistrate_judge_orders_david.html
  4. That Constitution The Bundy Terrorists Tote Around Is A Perverted Version Of The Real Thing W. Cleon Skousen pocket constitution http://www.addictinginfo.org/2016/01/23/that-constitution-the-bundy-terrorists-tote-around-is-a-perverted-version-of-the-real-thing-video/ 1db39a1b1919ac0a40031e99355c4f44.jpg
  5. Ammon Bundy says jail 'most difficult thing I've ever done' http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/03/ammon_bundy_says_jail_most_dif.html
  6. Attorney General Loretta Lynch praises 'peaceful resolution' to Oregon standoff http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2016/03/attorney_general_loretta_lynch_1.html
  7. Another man arrested in Cliven Bundy ranch standoff http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/03/another_man_arrested_in_cliven.html

Thursday, March 03, 2016

  1. Fourteen more charged in armed 2014 standoff at Nevada ranch http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-nevada-bundy-idUSKCN0W52L4

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

  1. Malheur Refuge Manager: 'It's 1 Big Mess' http://www.opb.org/news/article/malheur-refuge-manager-its-one-big-mess-/
  2. Backlog Grows For Rangelands Awaiting Environmental Health Checkup http://www.opb.org/news/article/backlog-grows-for-rangelands/

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

  1. Oregon standoff: Refuge workers had 'a sense' about visitors before takeover http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/03/oregon_standoff_refuge_workers.html
  2. Oregon standoff: Workers find 'mess' left behind by occupiers http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/03/oregon_standoff_workers_find_m.html
  3. Judge grants conditional release to man charged in Oregon occupation who says he was there as a journalist https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2016/03/01/judge-grants-conditional-release-to-man-charged-with-oregon-occupation-who-says-he-was-there-as-a-journalist/ http://www.opb.org/news/article/refuge-occupier-pete-santilli-earns-release-but-will-stay-in-jail/
  4. Oregon refuge occupiers left behind guns, explosives and feces, investigators say https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2016/02/17/oregon-refuge-occupiers-left-behind-guns-explosives-and-feces-investigators-say/

Monday, February 29, 2016

  1. The new face of the patriot movement is a Kansas-raised teenager. Victoria Sharp, 18, joined her Kansas family to sing at the Oregon wildlife refuge occupation. She was in the vehicle with the occupier who was shot to death. Sharp has gone on to be the focus of many patriot movement videos and broadcasts. http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article62911607.html https://youtu.be/rNy4AeGiKrY

Sunday, February 28, 2016

  1. Pete Santilli's Detention Hearing Set For Monday http://www.opb.org/news/article/pete-santilli-detention-hearing-set-for-monday/
  2. MALHEUR STANDOFF: THE AFTERMATH Wildlife refuge begins process of returning to normal routine By Les Zaitz / The Oregonian http://www.bendbulletin.com/exports/newsletters/main/4045877-151/wildlife-refuge-begins-process-of-returning-to-normal# http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/02/wildlife_refuge_hosts_lawyers.html
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Saturday, February 27, 2016

  1. Study: Counties with more federal land outperform peers http://www.thespectrum.com/story/news/local/cedar-city/2016/02/27/study-counties-more-federal-land-outperform-peers/81044452/
  2. Bundy lawyers fire back at Marquis http://www.dailyastorian.com/Local_News/20160226/bundy-lawyers-fire-back-at-marquis
  3. Judge allows for pretrial release of Jeff Banta, one of 4 Malheur refuge holdouts http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/02/federal_magistrate_judge_allow.html
  4. Bill to shield cop who killed LaVoy Finicum falters in Senate http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2016/02/bill_to_shield_cop_who_killed.html

Friday, February 26, 2016

  1. Patriot or domestic terrorist? The interview with Cliven Bundy's former bodyguard http://www.kiro7.com/news/patriot-or-domestic-terrorist-the-interview-with-cliven-bundys-former-bodyguard/114679642
  2. Papers show BLM made tactical errors in 2014 Bunkerville cattle roundup http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/bundy-blm/papers-show-blm-made-tactical-errors-2014-bunkerville-cattle-roundup
  3. Western GOP Congressmen Promote Transfer Of Federal Forests To States http://www.opb.org/news/article/npr-western-gop-congressmen-promote-transfer-of-federal-forests-to-states/
  4. You may have seen the pocket version of the United States Constitution the Bundy Bunch carries around. The distinctive picture of George Washington on the cover is a clear giveaway that not only do these imbeciles not understand the laws of our land, they rely on the interpretations of a man whose thoughts on the hallowed document have been compared to “a warm bucket of spit.” It’s a convenient version for the right-wing terrorist; it retains the original spelling and punctuation from the 18th century, leaving it completely intact and just the way they like it. Read between the lines, however, and you’ll find the thoughts and analysis of a man who once called President Eisenhower a Soviet agent. His name is W. Cleon Skousen, once referred to by TIME Magazine as “an exemplar of the right-wing ultras.” Skousen’s commentary has long been mocked as an attempt to connect the constitution to religion, making it a favorite among zealots and meatheads like the Oregon “patriots.” It holds dear the idea that America was founded as a “Christian Nation” and includes such revolutionary insights as this: No Constitutional authority exists for the federal government to participate in charity or welfare. http://www.addictinginfo.org/2016/01/23/that-constitution-the-bundy-terrorists-tote-around-is-a-perverted-version-of-the-real-thing-video/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W._Cleon_Skousen

Thursday, February 25, 2016

  1. Grant County sheriff, under scrutiny, speaks out. Glenn Palmer tells NewsChannel 21 'I never invited them (the occupiers), and it is a rumor' http://www.ktvz.com/news/early-look-grant-co-sheriff-speaks-exclusively-with-newschannel-21/38191878
  2. Proposed Spending Plan Includes Up To $2 Million For Masher Occupation http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/npr-proposed-spending-plan-includes-up-to-2-million-for-malheur-occupation/
  3. Clatsop County DA Files Complaint Against Ammon Bundy's Lawyers http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/clatsop-county-da-files-complaint-against-lawyers-representing-ammon-bundy/
  4. The Malheur Wildlife Refuge Occupation Over, Idaho Ranchers Highlight Collaboration with the Feds. Facing the real problems on the range takes patience and communication. http://m.boiseweekly.com/boise/the-malheur-wildlife-refuge-occupation-over-idaho-ranchers-highlight-collaboration-with-the-feds/Content?oid=3722445&showFullText=true
  5. Sheriff Mack Defends CSPOA Sheriff Amid Ethical Complaints Surrounding Oregon Occupation. An Oregon sheriff in a county neighboring the antigovernment extremist occupation of a national wildlife refuge is now the focus of eight complaints alleging ethical violations in relation to his actions and treatment of occupiers. Grant County Sheriff Glenn Palmer was named in eight separate complaints, including one from a 911 manager and the John Day, Ore. police chief, alleging misconduct during the 41-day occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Burns, Ore., according to the Oregonian. The paper noted that Palmer had been left out of planning for a roadblock that led to the arrest of Ammon and Ryan Bundy, Ryan Payne, Pete Santilli and others and denied information when he called the 911 Center in John Day. https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2016/02/25/sheriff-mack-defends-cspoa-sheriff-amid-ethical-complaints-surrounding-oregon-occupation
  6. Grant County Warns Potential Militants, Denouncing Occupation http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/grant-county-militant-militia-denounce-oregon-standoff/
  7. West Obsessed: What the heck is a Sagebrush Sheriff? Behind a lot of anti-fed sentiment, you'll find ‘constitutional’ peace officers. Here’s why that’s worrying. http://www.hcn.org/articles/west-obsessed-sheriffs-audio-malheur

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

  1. Bundys, other refuge protesters arraigned over armed Oregon occupation http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/nation-and-world/bundys-other-refuge-protesters-arraigned-over-armed-oregon-occupation
  2. The leaders of the armed occupation at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge are scheduled to be arraigned in federal court Wednesday morning. http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/refuge-militants-to-be-arraigned-/
  3. Bird Expert Goes Back to Normal in Harney County, With FBI Guests http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/oregon-bird-expert-goes-back-to-normal-in-harney-county-with-fbi-guests/
  4. U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service Regains Control Of Masher Refuge http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/us-fish-and-wildlife-service-regains-control-of-malheur-refuge/

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

  1. FBI is done processing evidence at Malheur refuge, according to prosecutors http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/02/fbi_is_done_processing_evidenc.html
  2. Does the public have a right to know who shot Robert 'LaVoy' Finicum? (Letters to the Editor) http://www.oregonlive.com/opinion/index.ssf/2016/02/does_the_public_have_a_right_t.html
  3. $3.3 million and counting: The cost of the Malheur occupation http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/02/33_million_and_counting_the_co.html
  4. FBI Estimates Malheur Occupation Cost Oregon Taxpayers More Than $1.2 Million. “The vigilantes who occupied the Malheur Wildlife Refuge for over a month sapped resources from local and state governments and inflicted tremendous damage to a valued national resource,” said DeFazio in a statement Monday. “It will take time, money and hard work to clean up the destruction left behind.” http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/oregon-counties-seek-12-million-in-occupation-costs/?t=272370
  5. A New Normal Settles Over Harney County http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/oregon-occupation-new-normal-settles-over-harney-county-/
  6. Oregon Investigates Complaints Against Grant County Sheriff http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/oregon-investigates-complaints-grant-county-sheriff-glenn-palmer/
  7. Pete Santilli urges court to reopen, review his detention in Malheur refuge conspiracy case http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/02/pete_santilli_urges_court_to_r.html
  8. Ted Cruz wants Cliven Bundy vote in Tuesday's Nevada Republican Caucus http://www.oregonlive.com/today/index.ssf/2016/02/ted_cruz_wants_the_cliven_bund.html

Monday, February 22, 2016

  1. The brainwashed rebels of the Bundy siege: Why something like this was eventually bound to happen. In a conservative bubble that encourages conspiracy theories and violence impulses, it was only a matter of time. http://www.salon.com/2016/02/12/the_brainwashed_rebels_of_the_bundy_siege_why_something_like_this_was_eventually_bound_to_happen/

Sunday, February 21, 2016

  1. WARDEN ADVICE TO FINICUM GUNMEN http://www.scribd.com/doc/299807198/WARDEN-ADVICE-TO-FINICUM-GUNMEN
  2. Federal prosecutors signal potential for new indictment, more defendants in refuge takeover case http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/02/federal_prosecutors_signal_pot.html
  3. 41 Days: An OPB Documentary On The Oregon Occupation http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/oregon-standoff-occupation-malheur-41-days-opb-documentary/
  4. Malheur National Wildlife Refuge Occupier Sandy Anderson Released From Custody http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/sandy-anderson-released-from-custody/
  5. Listen to the profane message threatening “armed occupation” of Rep. Matt Shea’s office http://goo.gl/PFxG3H
  6. Sandy Anderson, one of last 4 refuge holdouts, wasn't aware of federal orders to leave, her lawyer says http://goo.gl/swLi3n
  7. Grant County sheriff viewed as 'security leak' as state seeks investigation http://goo.gl/MPqipd http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/02/grant_county_sheriff_viewed_as.html#incart_big-photo
  8. Malheur National Wildlife Refuge Occupier Sandy Anderson Released From Custody http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/sandy-anderson-released-from-custody/
  9. Which State Gets First Dibs On 4 Malheur Occupiers? http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/which-state-gets-first-dibs-on-4-malheur-occupiers/
  10. Judge Will Send Cliven Bundy To Nevada To Face Charges http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/cliven-bundy-judge-send-nevada-charges-court/
  11. Bundy Ranch 2014 militants brag about having their guns "locked and cocked," aimed at federal agents. https://twitter.com/jjmacnab/status/700882882919673856
  12. BLM Destroyed Archaeological Sites & Artifacts http://thepetroglyph.com/blm-destroyed-archaeological-sites-artifacts/

War

Trump Wars

History

History: The War Powers Resolution (also known as the War Powers Resolution of 1973 or the War Powers Act) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_Powers_Resolution

History: Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Terrorists 98-0-2 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Authorization_for_Use_of_Military_Force_Against_Terrorists#Senate

History: The Iraq Resolution (formally the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 77-23 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraq_Resolution

Letter to Congress, Saturday, April 08, 2017

Letter to Congress, Saturday, April 08, 2017 https://twitter.com/ABC/status/850781738070659072

Dear Mr. Speaker:

At approximately 8:40 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on April 6, 2017, at my direction, United States military forces in the Mediterranean Sea, operating beyond the territorial sea of any state, struck the Shayrat military airfield in Syria. United States intelligence indicates that Syrian military forces operating from this airfield were responsible for the chemical weapons attack on Syrian civilians in southern Idlib Province, Syria, that occurred on April 4. I directed this action in order to degrade the Syrian military’s ability to conduct further chemical weapons attacks and to dissuade the Syrian regime from using or proliferating chemical weapons, thereby promoting the stability of the region and averting a worsening of the region’s current humanitarian catastrophe.

I acted in the vital national security and foreign policy interests of the United States, pursuant to my constitutional authority to conduct foreign relations and as Commander in Chief and Chief Executive. The United States will take additional action, as necessary and appropriate, to further its important national interests.

I am providing this report as part of my efforts to keep the Congress fully informed, consistent with the War Powers Resolution (Public Law 93-148). I appreciate the support of Congress in this action.

Sincerely,

Donald J. Trump

http://rare.us/rare-news/see-the-letter-president-trump-sent-to-congress-explaining-the-syria-missile-strike/

ISIS

‘Mad Max’ Jihad: Seized ISIS combat vehicles go on exhibit in Mosul (PHOTOS) https://www.rt.com/news/396386-isis-combat-vehicles-display-mosul/

Afghan

Father of Afghan robotics team captain killed in Isis attack https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/03/father-afghan-robotics-team-captain-killed-isis-attack-herat

UN: Afghan war claims record number of civilian lives https://www.stripes.com/news/un-afghan-war-claims-record-number-of-civilian-lives-1.478431

Questions for US military after doubt cast on efficiency of Afghan bombing https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/may/05/us-military-afghanistan-bomb-moab

Syria War

Law of War? Civilian Deaths in US Strikes in Syria, Iraq Soar Under Trump: https://sputniknews.com/military/201704231052919060-civilian-deaths-in-Syria-spike/

On Thursday, Trump ordered the launch of 59 Tomahawk missiles at the Shayrat air base, the origin of Tuesday’s chemical weapons attack that killed scores of Syrian civilians in Idlib. Trump explained in a letter to Congress Saturday that his strike was meant “to degrade the Syrian military’s ability to conduct further chemical weapons attacks” and dissuade Assad from using chemicals again. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/josh-rogin/wp/2017/04/09/obamas-syria-strike-plan-was-much-bigger-than-trumps/

North Korea

Jim Woolsey. He worked for years in defense and national security. He was President Clinton's CIA director, and then he advised President Trump during the campaign. I asked him what President Trump's actual goal should be if he's going to boost military spending. JAMES WOOLSEY: Well, the objective should not be to spend money. It ought to get - be to get capability. And I think it ought to be particularly to get modern capability because the next war may well not be at all like past wars. Cyber, for example, is extremely important. You're going to have to worry about - especially with the North Koreans and the Iranians - you're going to have to worry about electromagnetic pulses that they would produce, knocking out our electric grid. And we didn't have to worry about that in previous wars. http://www.npr.org/2017/04/26/525675203/former-cia-director-james-woolsey-on-trumps-first-100-days

War Memorials

War Memorials HQ, War, Remembrance, and Commemoration Through History http://www.warmemorialhq.org/cpg/index.php?cat=4

Nuclear

Hiroshima, By John Hersey, August 31, 1946 Issue. A hundred thousand people were killed by the atomic bomb. Survivors wonder why they lived when so many others died. http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/1946/08/31/hiroshima

9-11

Farewell, now exiting the internet for the day, I leave you with Dr Thompson's frighteningly prophetic 9/11 column http://proxy.espn.com/espn/page2/story?id=1250751

Terrorism

White Nationalist Trump Terrorists

Far right, not Islam, drives most extremist violence in region and elsewhere. James Fields Jr Daniel Borden Jeffrey Allen and his co-conspirators, Anthony Baumgartner and Stephen Harkness. The trio plotted to at least kidnap and torture Delfin at least a week ahead of time, detectives said. http://cin.ci/2w9PYp4

The authorities charged Sean C. Urbanski, 22, with assault and first- and second-degree murder in the death of Richard W. Collins III, 23, who had just been commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Army and was preparing to move to Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., for training in defending the country against chemical attacks. https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/u-md-student-arrested-in-fatal-stabbing-to-appear-in-court-today/2017/05/22/dc88cbb4-3eed-11e7-8c25-44d09ff5a4a8_story.html

Authorities in New York have charged a white supremacist from Baltimore with terrorism over the murder of a black man last week. Police say 28-year-old James Jackson of Baltimore traveled to New York City specifically to kill black men. It was a plan he carried out on Monday, stabbing 66-year-old Timothy Caughman to death on a public street corner, police say. http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/03/28/521805165/white-supremacist-charged-with-terrorism-over-murder-of-black-man

White Male Terrorists Are an Issue We Should Discuss. Who gets named a terrorist, and why? http://www.teenvogue.com/story/white-male-terrorists-are-an-issue-we-should-discuss

"Do you go camping or play paintball?" and 47 other questions from the FBI's secret terrorist-detection questionnaire https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3460923-Imv-Score-Final.html#document/p1

A list of 39 white terrorists for the GOP rep who challenged CNN to name more than two: http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2017/02/07/sean_duffy_asked_for_examples_of_white_extremist_terror_here_you_go_sean.html

Corruption

The Marines are still haunted by their 'monster in the closet' as this trial looms https://www.stripes.com/news/marine-corps/the-marines-are-still-haunted-by-their-monster-in-the-closet-as-this-trial-looms-1.495186

Analysis | Nuclear sub sailors fired after 'absolutely disgraceful' parties with a prostitute and cocaine http://wapo.st/2gKIBdx

The crimes of SEAL Team 6, an exclusive investigation by @theintercept https://interc.pt/2izO8D3 by @matthewacole

Ex-Navy official gets six years in prison for taking $350,000 in bribes from 'Fat Leonard'. http://www.stripes.com/news/us/ex-navy-official-gets-six-years-in-prison-for-taking-350-000-in-bribes-from-fat-leonard-1.442397

Sex crimes

How the military handles sexual assault cases behind closed doors - Stripes https://www.stripes.com/how-the-military-handles-sexual-assault-cases-behind-closed-doors-1.490519

More Very Bad Behavior: Navy SEAL Accused of Hoarding Child Pornography: https://sputniknews.com/military/201704241052920534-Navy-SEAL-child-porn-hoard/

Bush Wars

Condoleezza Rice: US Invaded Iraq to Oust Saddam Hussein, Not to Bring Democracy: https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201705121053529129-us-iraq-no-democracy/

After Sending So Many to Die in Iraq, Bush Honors US Vets With Book of Paintings. Read more: https://sputniknews.com/us/20160915/1045319693/bush-paintings-book.html

Report: Wars in Iraq, Afghanistan cost almost $5 trillion so far. By: Leo Shane III, Military Times, September 12, 2016 http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/war-costs-report-brown-university

Iraq

I ran Iraq in 2003. Washington hadn't prepared for the aftermath of war. Paul Bremer. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/jul/06/iraq-war-aftermath-paul-bremer

Daesh

Present at the Creation. The never-told-before story of the meeting that led to the creation of ISIS, as explained by an Islamic State insider. BY HARALD DOORNBOS, JENAN MOUSSA http://foreignpolicy.com/2016/08/16/present-at-the-creation/

Mishandling Classified Information

Hunter: Marine had right intent, Hillary Clinton did not. http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/story/military/2016/07/11/hunter-marine-had-right-intent-hillary-clinton-did-not/86951756/

Spying

Chelsea Manning leaks had no strategic impact on US war efforts, Pentagon finds https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jun/20/chelsea-manning-wikileaks-no-impact-us-war-pentagon

Senate investigator breaks silence about CIA's 'failed coverup' of torture report. Exclusive: Daniel Jones, the man at the center of landmark Senate report, goes public for the first time about the investigation that led to the CIA spying on him. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/sep/09/dan-jones-cia-torture-cover-report-senate

Records show how often SDPD uses its Stingray http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2016/jul/31/san-diego-police-surveillancecell-phone-stingray/ via @sdut

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) employs a network of 15,000 undercover informants who devise bogus terrorist plots to entice young Muslims before arresting them and claiming to prevent terror attacks, according to US media reports. http://sputniknews.com/society/20160713/1042863536/fbi-informants-muslims-arrests.html

Big Brother is listening as well as watching. Audio surveillance on mass transit systems is all about passenger safety, according to officials. But civil liberties advocates call it a ‘gross violation of privacy.’ And they recently won the debate in New Jersey, where the program on some light-rail lines was shut down. http://www.csoonline.com/article/3090502/security/big-brother-is-listening-as-well-as-watching.html

Immigration

Portland sex attack suspect's 12 deportations inflame immigration debate http://s.oregonlive.com/GtBlQ6H

Smuggling, Tunnels and Border Wall

San Diego's Tunnel Rats stay busy stalking border drug smugglers https://www.stripes.com/news/us/san-diego-s-tunnel-rats-stay-busy-stalking-border-drug-smugglers-1.499600

Air tour of U.S.Border between Arizona and the Pacific http://fw.to/aRKGrhP

A backpack, a Coke bottle and fake cocaine: Inside a Border Patrol agent’s smuggling arrest. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2016/12/17/whatsapp-a-coke-bottle-and-fake-cocaine-inside-a-border-patrol-agents-smuggling-arrest/

Two tunnels, one incomplete, reported at SD-Tijuana border. http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/border-baja-california/sd-me-tunnel-tijuana-20161213-story.html

Torture

Perspective | Psychologists are facing consequences for helping with torture. It’s not enough. http://wapo.st/2iarx4x

The Moral Cost of Torture http://on.cfr.org/1XJUI7S via @CFR_org

The appeal of torture: what I learned from teaching a class on terrorism. Adam Theron-Lee Rensch was puzzled when his students, who were critically conscious of Islamophobia, US politics and the media, found torture ‘necessary’ https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/jul/08/torture-terrorism-college-class

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